Changing Lands, Changing Hands

July 31, 2013
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Farmers are working longer and staying on the land longer than they have in the past. What will happen to their land when they do retire, and how will young farmers find a foothold in the meantime?

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Video Description

Changing Lands, Changing Hands

The fastest growing group of farmers in the United States is farmers 65 years old and older. At some point in the future, thousands of farms will be changing hands. "Changing Lands, Changing Hands" examines how that could reshape the industry that drives the economy in Middle America.

28min 42sec


  • Grant Gerlock

    Harvest Public Media reporter based at NET News in Lincoln, Neb.


  • Amy Mayer

    Harvest Public Media reporter based at Iowa Public Radio in Ames, Iowa.

  • Abbie Fentress Swanson

    Harvest Public Media reporter based at KBIA in Columbia, Mo.

  • Jeremy Bernfeld

    Harvest Public Media multimedia editor, based at KCUR in Kansas City, Mo.

  • Donna Vestal

    Harvest Public Media editor, based at KCUR in Kansas City, Mo.

  • Bill Wheelhouse

    Harvest Public Media reporter based at WUIS in Springfield, Ill.

  • Peggy Lowe

    Harvest Network analyst, based at KCUR in Kansas City, Mo.

  • Luke Runyon

    Harvest Public Media reporter based at KUNC in Greeley, Co.

  • Bruce Johnson

    Agricultural Economist, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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