To help make bank and mortgage payments farmers have opened up their land to tourists, set up roadside stands and travel the farmers market circuit, they also moonlight as mechanics, pool cleaners and even authors. They make jam and jelly, paint landscapes, work at banks and own businesses in order for the farm to survive.
Moonlighting farmers, working an outside job during the day and spending their evenings and weekends tending to livestock, clearing and cultivating row crops, applying fertilizer and spraying for weeds.
Most farms in the United States are small operations, with 60 percent of all farms reporting less than $10,000 in sales of agricultural products. Of the 2.2 million farms nationwide, less than half show profit from their farms. The remaining 1.2 million depend on non-farm income to cover farm expenses.
When you feel that your gardening efforts are in vain, Remember our Farmers. They are the ones that feed America and much of the rest of the world.
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