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kleinbl00  ·  2262 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Map: The Most Common* Job In Every State [Interactive Map]

The most common farm size 100 years ago was 5 acres. My wife's cousin has a small dairy farm in Wisconsin; they lease 240 acres.

My grandpa had one of these.

Here's what John Deere is selling these days.

Things are different.





kingmudsy  ·  2262 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Here in Nebraska, we talk about 80's, or plots of land that are eighty acres. My grandpa owns quite a few, and he leases a pretty large portion of them. Farms are definitely way bigger than they used to be.

simbha  ·  2262 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Damn, we're becoming high tech

Cumol  ·  2262 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I had to think about the GPS-controlled harvest machines from Interstellar when I saw that big truck. Is this technique actually used for harvest?

veen  ·  2261 days ago  ·  link  ·  

If you have too much money on your hands, you can already make your farming autonomous.

kleinbl00  ·  2262 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yup.