The Big Sandy Mountaineer -

Future of Farming

 

May 29, 2019



Alan Merrill, President of Montana Farmers Union, looks at the future of agriculture after talking to bank presidents, who asked to not be acknowledge admitted the future of agriculture doesn’t look promising. Alan remembered the 1970s and the 1980s and comparing them to the current farm economics. “I will try not to be negative, although it is difficult not to be. Comparing then and now makes it difficult to stay positive.”

“I started full time farming in 1975 after I graduated. I decided to take a break from school and delayed getting my master’s degree in psychology. In 1...



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