"You look to the north of us the farmland is almost non-existent. The subdivisions are coming out to us in Kuna and you can see it just driving around. You see new subdivisions and the new roads going in, it brought struggles to us trying to farm.”
Everything from roadblocks and detours to rural traffic jams.
"They're putting new sewer lines in, everything from roadblocks and detours to traffic jams, closing roads down and instead of a one-mile trip to a field, we're having to drive four-mile trip just to get to the field.”
“And the problem is Statewide, As hard as it is to farm, in new subdivisions, the biggest concern is losing farmland, forever. The land we do farm, some of it owned by developers. We're just farming it until they put the roads on the ground. It's really severe, everywhere you look around there are houses all around the entire mile," said Durrant.
And as big cities like Seattle, Portland and Los Angeles experience more and more big city problems, the disappearance of even more farmland will accompany an influx of urbanites who no longer want to tolerate these ugly urban environments.