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More looming food crisis? U.S. Farms decrease in 2007

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posted on Feb, 2 2008 @ 12:26 PM
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More looming food crisis? U.S. Farms decrease in 2007


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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The American landscape is dotted with fewer farms as a result of consolidation and a movement of land to nonagricultural uses, the government said on Friday.

U.S. farm operations are estimated at 2.08 million at the start of this year, a decline of 0.6 percent, from 2.09 million one year ago, the Agriculture Department said.

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posted on Feb, 2 2008 @ 12:26 PM
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This is not good. We already have soaring food costs, and now the number of farmers growing crops is dropping. This most likely will further increase the cost of food...

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