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Re: The next phase in agriculture

A direction that I think things could go for medium sized farmers and I`m contemplating this myself.  Get a job with a BTO in exchange for his custom farming your owned acres.   You`d probably farm your land with his machinery and perhaps piggybacking your marketing with his.   Because to afford a newer combine would require a lot of acres and if you`re renting some ground and you lose it, all of a sudden your machinery costs go into orbit.  Where as a big guy is losing and acquiring more acres and hiring and firing employees all the time.   But there again would the employer/employee/custom farm customer relationship work without one feeling taken advantage of?