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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Since I keep getting percentages thrown at me today




Only 2% of Americans farm. Out of that 91% are family farms. 14%  live below the poverty line. 90% of their income comes from off farm work. 70% of them have only a High school diploma or less (55% of all farmers overall) 20% end up on food stamps. Though many more are eligible.


"You work hard or you don't eat"

8 comments:

Basic Humanity said...

Out of curiosity, and feel free to call me a nosy git, what level of education are you and your husband at? Do you wish you'd done anything differently? What do you expect the boys will want to do?

Phelan said...

I have talked about it before. I tested out of school and ran. Husband went to college for orthopedic surgery. The to a tech school for motorcycle mechanics.

If I did it differently I wouldn't be here.

Large wants to be an anime artist, and is working on goals to get there. I don't think any of my boys will homestead, though I wouldn't put it past Small to join a Rodeo.

Stephen said...

Amen, and I have a scheduled post for this evening in your honor.

Phelan said...

Me? Why thank you Stephen.

Basic Humanity said...

Haha a rodeo. Awesome. Apologies for asking things you've already covered. I've fallen behind in my back-reading.

Phelan said...

No worries. I don't freak out about those things. Only time I get annoyed is when someone jumps on my for being "graphic" after I have given them ample warning.

mommymommyland said...

Wow! Those are some stats! Do you have a link for your source on those I would love to share them.

It would be interesting to see a post of individuals statistics on this.

Phelan said...

Farm Poverty This is the most recent data I could find.

Demographics US EPA

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