Real farmers care about profit -- not yield.
It was a mistake to allow ag economists and politicians to push them into high yield/cheap food practices.
Real farmers don't need subsidies to grow crops.
They know what to grow and where to sell it.
Real farmers take care of their communities.
They don't take subsidies to grow cheap food that will ease the bills of rich people and raise the taxes of poor people.
Real farmers are careful with resources.
They do not ruin their top soil, over-fertilize, or overdraft their aquifer.
Real farmers are dynastic.
Their ancestors are farmers and their children are farmers, because farming goes with the land and the people go with the land.
Real farmers invest long-term.
The shortest decision is resolved with the harvest. The longest decision is resolved over 20-30 years.
Bottom Line: Real farmers are sustainable stewards of the earth, the water, and the food that we all eat.