numbers without perspective mean little.
to put the 96,000 into perspective there are over 2 million farms in the US. so that would be a decrease of 5% in ten years - not the end of a profession in my mind.
also to put in perspective to open a major franchise (Fast food, Gas Station, Retail) you need to have between 250,000 and 1,000,000 in capital. I figure I will have about that tied up in my farm by the time I am 50. Hard to do but not entirely out of reach.