That's the median as last reported in 2010 by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some make more, some less, but with all the farmers I have the opportunity to talk to, one thing is clear – most do not make enough money to properly grow their business, yet alone send their kids to college.
So farmers like Mike Wissemann in Sunderland Massachusetts are trying their hand at "second jobs" to bring in the cash. As reported on NPR, Mike's 8-acre cornfield is now includes picture ready formed replicas of the Mona Lisa, Albert Einstein and Salvador Dali. This part of the farm is called Mike's Maze and reportedly had almost 25,000 visitors last year at $12 a head (discounts for seniors and kids do apply). That's could amount to an extra $300,000 a year! And it turns out this is a big business for farmers.
Boost Fiber in Your Store
There are so many things to think about on a daily basis in terms of staying healthy and choosing foods that are good for the whole family; so helping customers navigate healthy foods is a great offering from retailers. An important component of a healthy diet is fiber. Dietary fiber is even the focus of two FDA-approved health claims appearing on foods labels: for the prevention of heart disease, and certain types of cancer.
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