If you’re a part of the roughly 99 percent of the North American population that doesn’t work on a farm, you might guess at what comes next—many a lament has been written about the passing of the good old days in rural areas, the family farm’s decline, and the inevitable loss of the family homestead. But, in many respects, that narrative itself is obsolete. Why? Because the family farm in America is not a thing of the past and in many ways it is stronger and more prosperous than ever. In 2016, of all the farms in the United States with at least $1 million in revenues, 88 percent were family farms, and they accounted for 79 percent of production. The truth is the American farm, like the American dream, is bigger and more prosperous than ever. An America Farmer is a celebration in words and photos of a way of life that was, is, and will always be uniquely American.