The big question: How much money do farmers make?

· February 10, 2020

This 22-year-old YouTuber from Iowa delves into a question that many people outside of agriculture often ask: How much money does a farmer make? The public sees us with acres upon acres of land, along with machines that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. So yeah, there could be a perception that farmers are rolling in the dough. 

But those of us who farm or are close to farmers know that’s rarely the case. Wealth is tied up in the land, and we’re too often operating out of debt thanks to the costs of machinery, seed, taxes, and so much more. Cole the Cornstar goes piece by piece to show where a farmer’s money is really at.

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