Can you explain the role of large farms in America?
America needs farms of all shapes and sizes to thrive.
When some people think of big farms, they immediately believe they are “factory farms.” Often, large farms and ranches are deploying the most innovative processes in sustainability and animal welfare because they have the resources to do so. In addition, large farms can be better equipped to deal with growing regulatory requirements. Large farms and ranches create economies of scale that can keep prices low. Agriculture employs 14 percent of the U.S. workforce (or approximately 21 million people).