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Whirli, there is no doubt but that the economics of family farms is tough at least in the Northeast where it is hard to compete with the mega corporate farms in the MidWest. You are also right that often the kids don’t want to live that life. Then when a developer comes along offering the farmer instant riches, the decision to sell is understandable. My point is that the ongoing loss of farmland in this manner is going to eventually collide with the ongoing rise in population.