“We can skin a buck. We can run a trot line. Country folks will survive.” – Hank Williams, Jr.
But crony capitalism is making things tougher for many country folks. Interestingly ACTUAL capitalism, as the article points out, may provide an answer for many of these people. (As long as the pockets of capitalism continue to exist.)
In agriculture, four companies control 66% of U.S. hogs slaughtered in 2015, 85% of the steer, and half the chickens, according to the Department of Agriculture…
This has been facilitated to a large degree by government policy.
…Just in the five years from 2007 to 2012, the number of U.S. hog farms declined by 25%, the Agriculture Department says.