Big Ag. You hear it all the time. But who is Big Ag? Everyone has their own opinion on what Big Ag is but, unfortunately, many of those assumptions are not correct. From a farmer’s perspective, let me tell you what you need to know about “Big Ag.”
MYTH: Big Ag = factory farms.
FACT: Critics of modern ag choose to use the word “Big Ag” intentionally because they don’t want their readers to think about the people behind the farms. They only want readers to think modern agriculture is about uncaring, money hungry, greedy companies who raise as many animals as possible, in the least amount of space and with little to no attention in dirty hell holes. The fact is, modern farms are run and owned by family farms–98% of them to be exact. And these farm families do really care for the land and their animals. In fact, many of them will tell you they were “born to farm” and are truly blessed to be farmers. Continue Reading