This graphic presentation by Bloomberg is very interesting and informative. Great detail about various uses of land in the US. The transition from traditional farmland and farming activities to urban and suburban uses is primarily a coastal phenomenon. The "heartland" remains a vast and vital farming area.
The question for those in our urban centers who more and more determine the future of farming because of their political clout is whether or not they want places like Whatcom and Skagit Counties to remain vital farming areas. It is in places like this where urban pressures are greatest and where family farmers face their fiercest critics.
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