Think about what the farmer does:
planning a crop
planting that crop, usually at least 2 or 3 different ones and often many others
scouting that crop
spraying that crop
praying for that crop
marketing that crop
harvesting that crop
storing that crop
watching those bins
hauling that crop
That mandates the management of labor, capital, machinery, parts, repairs, fuel, government, reports and more reports, insurance, taxes and the list goes on forever every day.
Multiply the headache of an average farm whether 300 acres or 700 acres by ten or more and you have the freedom to farm and all the headaches that go with it.
A year likes this one is hard on everybody but use that or any multiplier and I haven't seen any larger farmers stop to talk very long. They and we all have our hands full. The weeds are outgrowing our intended crop and it rains every other day.
That big machinery may impress you and you may not like it when it is in your way but it feeds us all and is a living for a debatable one percent of our population.
Those are big, risky shoes to walk in.
Farming is still a dignified, necessary occupation, large or small. The average age of a farmer is around 60 years old so we are busy training the younger generation with that drive and desire we once had and maybe still have.
My hat is off to the big farmer but someone farmed it before you got there and someone will farm it when you are gone, regardless how large you are.
Big or small we all are tall when we do the right thing. I think we are doing the best we know how.