Did you know that every minute, we lose one acre of farmland to development? Or that since 1982, we’ve lost over 23 million acres of farmland? That’s an area the size of Indiana!
This month, as the snow retreats and the grass slowly starts turning green, we’re looking at farmland in America.
Our newest Ask Farm Aid column answers a question straight from a farmer’s mouth. Anna from Iowa asks, “I’ve been farming for five years and am looking to purchase land in my area. The problem is I can’t find anything affordable. Land goes for thousands of dollars an acre out here! Why is it so difficult to find affordable land these days?”
Our answer includes resources for Anna, but also explains why farmland, which is quickly disappearing and skyrocketing in price, is a critically important issue for all of us.