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Effects of higher grain prices?

The "other site" as well as my talking with friends in real life has brought to attention of the future of farming, especially after the Pro Farmer production survey.  Where are we going with this, if $350 rents for 3 yrs paid up front in advance?  A young guy doesn`t stand a chance. Oh, I know if corn goes back to $3 that will also be a game changer, but let`s say $6 is the new $3.  A ag business friend thinks corporations will move into our virgin area and after a short time will be calling the shots on what farm rent will be, who would have a market to compete?  Landlords would then find themselves on the short end of the stick. I`m not bashing BTO`s, landlords or high prices, I`m only interested in you folk`s thoughts on where this thing is headed.  I believe that farming has evolved technically to the point where "collectivism" could now be successful.  I recall when talk in the 80`s of "big pork inc" would take the hogs, we smuggly would say "Yeah right! Who`ll sit up all night with a sow piggin` :smileyvery-happy:" the rest is history.  With crops, a corporate model with all the employees specialized could be very successful. 

Don`t redistribute my wealth, redistribute my work ethic.
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