Posted 4/12/2019 05:26 (#7434668 - in reply to #7434636) Subject: RE: The real income problem
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mn_feeder - 4/12/2019 05:33
Gotta work for world wages because the products farmers produce are exactly the same, so a farmer in Iowa needs to earn what the farmer in Brazil earns. US farmers have held an efficiency advantage for decades that has slowly been chipped away at and that trend will continue. That’s why consolidation works, one “manager” many workers earning poverty wages.
You probably anayled it best , a lot of us prefer to do as much of the grunt work as we can ourselves, where as California vegtable or dairy or Ontario greenhouses have owners and some well paid managers but the other 95% of the farm employees work for minimun wage....larger greenhouses here can employ 300-1,000 employee's....maybe a dozen are managers & the farms produce, pack & sell to major grocery chains,Walmart,Costco,ect..... Family farms with family labor is nice,sounds good but seldom is there enough free "cash/earnings" to pay all family members good,executive wages.....don't like it much reality is farming is going to move to bigger farms with manager & cheap employees