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WATCH: How Aging Farmers Are Changing The Face Of Agriculture

Harvest Public Media

In the last 30 years, the average age of the American farmer has gone from 50 to 57 -- and a quarter are older than 65. That's causing dramatic changes in the agriculture business. Grant Gerlock of Harvest Public Media digs into the issue in this documentary, Changing Lands, Changing Hands. He focuses on the upper Midwest, but farmers across in North Texas are feeling the same pressures.

Here's the documentary from Harvest Public Media, a consortium of public radio and TV stations in the nation's breadbasket.

Rick Holter was KERA's vice president of news. He oversaw news coverage on all of KERA's platforms – radio, digital and television. Under his leadership, KERA News earned more than 200 local, regional and national awards, including the station's first two national Edward R. Murrow Awards. He and the KERA News staff were also part of NPR's Ebola-coverage team that won a George Foster Peabody Award, broadcasting's highest honor.