Changes on the farm

Many farmers, including me, easily forget that fewer and fewer of our neighbours have a close connection to a farm. 

When I was a kid, a very long time ago, almost everyone had a dad, brother, or a cousin who farmed. Seventy years later, there are less than one and one half per cent of the Canadian population farming and only about half of those who farm full time. 

When we see a nice peaceful picture of a few beef cattle in a field, a little girl playing with a new calf or little baby pig, we get a very skewed look at today’s farm. 

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