RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. -- My, what a difference a century can make.
In 1915, there were 6.5 million farms and nearly one in three Americans worked on them. Today, there are just a little more than 2 million farms and less than 3 percent of the population works them.
Part of that, of course, is due to better technology and part of it is due to the allure of the, “big city.” But, increasingly, part of it is from the rules and regulations that farmers say come out of Washington, D.C., like an open faucet.
Do you know how many geese fly over your house, every month or year? Farmers are supposed to know and report that information (among many other things) to the federal government.
In this edition of the Buckley Report, meet a farm family that isn’t sure it wants to – or can – keep farming if this doesn’t change.