Monday, September 2, 2013
Hopkins Farm To Switch To Cattle
Their U-Pic strawberry farm has been in operation for many years and is well known in the area. However, age is catching up with the Hopkins as well as many other farmers in AA Co. With the price of land and equipment these days, and crop prices that are low by historical standards, it is almost impossible for a young farmer to get started and make money. Therefore, the older farmers keep hanging on as long as possible which keeps pushing the average age of AA Co. farmers higher. The average age is now 50 and 20% are over 75.
To read more about Tim and Jim Hopkins, and the plight of other area farmers, go to: