Tech. Sgt. Michael Jones, 50th Space Wing Inspector General's office wing exercise section chief, feeds chickens at his farm in Ellicott, Colorado, Sept. 30, 2019. Despite growing up in the suburbs, Jones works on a farm in his free time to relieve stress. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Whitely)

The United States Department of Agriculture wants to put vets out to pasture — literally.

In a new article published to the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service on Monday, the USDA warns that American farmers, whose average age is 58, are dying out, and now the department is reaching out to vets to persuade them to take their place.

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