Agriculture has been a horrible business for over 30 years. The average age of farmers in Amrica is 58 years old, in Japan its 66. I could go on and on with horrible statistics about people dying, getting out of the business, committing suicide.
More people in America study Public Relations than study Agriculture. So, we are going to have a crisis in Agriculture soon unless something happens. If the prices of food do not go up we are not going to have any food at any price. I am very optimistic about agriculture in the next decade or two.
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Jim Rogers is a legendary investor that co-founded the Quantum Fund and retired at age thirty-seven. He is the author of several investing books and also a renowned financial commentator worldwide famous for his contrarian views on financial markets.