Answer to the question what will happen to Oregon's farms: Corporations corporations corporations. Big ones.
The up and coming generation as a whole is not taking an interest in the maintenance of it's own society. There are exceptions of course and there seems to be a higher food security consciousness today evidenced by the local, organic and slow food movements; the Eric Schlossers, Michael Pollans; farmer's markets, etc, but these phenomenoms' patrons are mostly of baby boomer age and even at that only a minority of Oregonians/Americans are engaged.
Face it: people have tuned out. Our society offers too many simple distractions and temptations for people to care en masse. Whether it's evironment, climate change, governmental affairs or our food future, this society is abrogating that responsiblity to others. People - except in very small numbers - are not taking control of their own destiny. That void will be filled by those with the motivation and resources to do so and that's the major corporations.
I hate to be a pessimist but show me evidence on a major scale to the contrary.
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