aging farmers

Aging Farmers Need Help
Aging Farmers Need Help
One third of all US farmers are now over the age of 65, and some of them are physically struggling to keep farms going.  Some are even trying to start farms, like Mary Jane Cathers of Virginia, who started an alpaca farm in 2014.   “It's not unusual for people in their 70s like myself to get in to the business because they're relatively easy animals to take care of.” But she st...