What are the problems of commercial grain farming?
Not only does commercial grain farming impact the livelihood of smaller farms; but, production can be impacted by limited labor as well as equipment failure.
A distinctive type of agriculture known as commercial grain farming has been developed in US. It is a type of agriculture that is largely dependent on mechanization. It started with the invention of farm machinery in the early twentieth century. The use of machineries allows farmers to cultivate grains on a large scale.
There are several: Hobby farming Commercial farming Intensive farming Subsistence farming Extensive farming Organic farming Sustainable farming Conventional farming Grain farming Livestock farming (cattle, sheep, bison, elk, goats, pigs, poultry, etc.) Fruit farming Vegetable farming Mixed farming Ranching
The farming which is performed on a large scale, with the help of machines like threshers, harvesters, tractors etc. is called commercial farming. Extensive commercial farming started with the advent of green revolution. With the use of this farming pattern the world cereal production rose by 50 percent between 1970 to 1990.
Most commercial farming takes place in Europe and North America with scattered commercial farming taking place in sub-Saharan Africa and Australia. This is mainly so because the right environmental conditions apply in these areas and the farmers have sufficient capital to undertake in commercial farming.
Traditional Agriculture is different than commercial farming because commercial farming is done to make a large profit and is usually not used by the people growing the plants. Commercial farming is usually done by a crew of people who work for an hourly pay, where as Agricultural farming is usually done by one person and their family and is done for themselves. They also use traditional agriculture to make a small profit but nothing large…