A century ago, about 30% of the U.S. population lived on farms. It should not surprise you to learn that the percentage is lower now: TWO.
But while farm population is low, interest is increasing, as people care more about their food and where it comes from.
The documentary film "The Last Crop" details the difficulties of handing farms off to new generations, a frequent obstacle to vibrant family farms.
Farmer Jeff Main in California is profiled in the film; Chuck Schultz is the filmmaker.