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).

USFRA Point of View

In order for agriculture to provide healthy choices for all Americans, as well as people around the world, we need all types of farms and ranches – big and small, organic and conventional, rural and urban. Only when farmers and ranchers collectively respond to the marketplace, sharing best... Read more