Economically, the U.S. agricultural sector includes a history of increasingly large federal expenditures and corresponding government involvement in planting and investment decisions; widening disparity among farmer incomes; and escalating concentration of agribusiness–industries involved with manufacture, processing, and distribution of farm products–into fewer and fewer hands.
Market competition is limited. Farmers have little control over farm prices, and they continue to receive a smaller and smaller portion of consumer dollars spent on agricultural products.
Economic pressures have led to a tremendous loss of farms, particularly small farms, and farmers during the past few decades–more than 155,000 farms were lost from 1987 to 1997. This contributes to the disintegration of rural communities and localized marketing systems. Economically, it is very difficult for potential farmers to enter the business today.
Productive farmland also has been pressured by urban and suburban sprawl–since 1970, over 30 million acres have been lost to development.
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