Virginia Loses Farmland, Farmers Get Older
In a headline to trump all headlines, a story from today’s Washington Post reads: Virginia Loses Farmland, Farmers Get Older. As the results of America’s 2007 Agriculture Census were published today, it became clear that Virginia hasn’t gained any new territory and hasn’t acquired any farmers who have lifetime passes to the Fountain of Youth. In keeping with commenting on statistics immediately after they are published, MSNBC notes that fewer people are turning to farming for a living.
To end our night with a touch of bitterness on the Agriculture Census topic, one North Dakotan feels that the stats published today are an absolute sham, as he’s noticed plenty of abandoned rural homesteads, despite the report’s finding that North Dakota’s agribusiness is doing A-OK.