5 threats to U.S. family farms

Every week, economic strains force more than 300 small family farmers leave their land, according to Farm Aid. There are now nearly five million fewer farms in the U.S. than there were in the 1930s and of the two million remaining farms, only 565,000 are family operated. Here's a look at five issues impacting American farmers.

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