Opinion: Obscure John Deere lawsuit has big implications

If you are like most Americans, you probably don’t think too much about where your food comes from beyond the local grocery store. So a little education:  cereal doesn’t come from boxes, eggs and milk don’t come from cartons, meat doesn’t come from a Styrofoam tray and veggies don’t come from cans and plastic bags. It’s the U.S. farmer that keeps our stomachs filled. So as a nation we should be certainly downright concerned to know that people are not rushing into the occupation and those currently playing in the dirt are long in the tooth.  Very long. Next February USDA’s new Census of Agriculture will be released and I’d be shocked if the average age of farmers didn’t go up since the 2012 census.