American family farms are in need of help; over 61,000 on the edge of foreclosure or bankruptcy

A small farm in Shelburne, Vermont. (Photo by Getty Images)

Rev 6:6 NAS “And I heard something like a voice in the center of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not damage the oil and the wine.”

Important Takeaways:

  • Agriculture Secretary: 61,670 Farm Families in America Today…Are on the Brink
  • Here at home, family farmers are suffering because of inflation — rising fuel prices, fertilizer prices, equipment and other farming necessities.
  • Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsak told a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Tuesday that the family farm is “something that I think we all ought to be concerned about.”
  • “There are 61,670 farm families in America today that are on the brink. 61,670 farm families that are either delinquent in their loans to USDA or bankrupt or are pending foreclosure.
  • Biden’s plan to help farmers:
    • “Increase the number of counties eligible for double cropping insurance
    • “Cut costs for farmers by increasing technical assistance for technology-driven ‘precision agriculture’ and other nutrient management tools.
    • “Double funding for domestic fertilizer production

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