Whether it?s corn, wheat or soybean, Kansas grows it. And given the importance of those crops to the United States economy, people who live in cities might be forgiven for thinking the Sunflower State?s farmers have it made.
Paul Johnson, an organic farmer in Jefferson County, just northeast of Topeka, and a policy analyst for the Kansas Rural Center, says the situation in farmland is much more dire than most people know.
?Two or three folks out of a hundred are involved in agriculture at this point, so it?s out of sight, out of mind,? Johnson says.