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  1. Social Security and Retirement
  2. Retirement Age and Social Security
  3. Working at Home
  4. Longer Years of Retirement
  5. Employment trends
  6. Foreign workers in the United States
  7. Mexican Workers in the United States
  8. Workplace Safety Standards
  9. Work-related Injuries and Deaths
  10. Growth of Large Corporate Farming
  11. Union Membership Across the United States
  12. Laws Regarding Working Women
  13. Labor Contracts in the United States
  14. Right-to-Work Laws
  15. Public worker unions in the United States
  16. Unemployment insurance
  17. Equal Opportunity Employment Laws
  18. Workers’ Compensation
  19. Minimum Age for Agricultural Employment
  20. Minors in the Workplace
  21. Minimum Wage
  22. Employment of Persons with Disabilities
  23. Major Equal Employment Legislation in the U.S.
  24. Employment in the Service Sector
  25. Unemployment
  26. State’s Unique Worker’s Compensation Laws
  27. Life on Unemployment
  28. Minimum Wage and Poverty
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Trucks line up for inspection and unloading at a grain elevator near Charleston, SC.
Photo Courtesy of the United States Department of Agriculture. Photo by Ken Hammond.
Growth of Large Corporate Farming
Over the last 50 years, as farm production has become more efficient, the number of smaller farms has decreased while the number of large-sized farms has grown. In many cases, large corporations buy out smaller farms that cannot compete with larger farm operations. The largest number of farms is found in the south and north central regions. The largest-sized farms are found in the north central and western United States. Flat, fertile land in these areas makes large-scale mechanized farming possible. Click on MAPS below for additional information about corporate farming.
Special Terms: large corporate farming

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