Hi, I'm Amanda! My family farms corn and soybeans in Southwest Michigan. I'm also a practicing attorney.
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I'm Amanda. My family farms corn and soybeans in Southwest Michigan. I'm an attorney by day, and "agvocate" at night.
How much of that acreage is farmed by the 95%? How much of that acreage are real family farms, in the hundreds of acres – and how much farmland belongs to large corporations? Your picture doesn't really tell me any of this.
I think you're missing several key points here. First of fall, "corporate farms" can be "family farms" too. For example, our family farm incorporated just this year. Many families do that for a variety of reasons, including personal protection from liability. So, I'm not sure what you mean by family farms vs. corporate farms.Here: <a href="https://www.thefarmersdaughterusa.com/2014/02/our-family-farm-just-became-corporation.htmlhttps://www.thefarmersdaughterusa.com/2014/02/our-… />Also, the size of the farm has nothing to do with whether the farm is a family farm. For example, my family farms about 2,000 acres. When I asked my followers on FB how many acres they grew, the sizes varied, but many said 2,000 acres. So, that isn't uncommon. Quite frankly, it would be very difficult for a family to only farm "hundreds" of acres and stay in business. You need more acres than that to really stay in business, especially with corn and soybeans.I hope that clears up some of your confusion.