AUDIO SOUND BITE: Impact of Missouri’s Farmers

The demand for the product is still there, but fewer people are choosing to get into the business.

I’m talking about farming. The Missouri Farm Bureau’s Kelly Smith says international markets and more efficient technology allow today’s farmers to produce more than ever before.

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Smith was recently on “Missouri Viewpoints”. Some recent reports, though, show that fewer young people are pursuing farming as a career and the average farmer today would already be retired in most industries.

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