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  •  depends on how big the farm is (2+ / 0-)
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    the fan man, cassandracarolina

    for a family living on land their ag operation won't quite pay for (i.e. somebody needs a job in town to keep the mortgage paid) ... it's a trap...

    LBJ & Lady Bird, Sully Sullenberger, Molly Ivins, Barbara Jordan, Ann Richards, Drew Brees: Texas is No Bush League! -7.50,-5.59

    by BlackSheep1 on Mon Jun 18, 2012 at 10:57:30 PM PDT

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    •  We're VERY fortunate to have a population (2+ / 0-)
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      cassandracarolina, BlackSheep1

      able and willing to pay the freight to keep farmers in business. Yes, many farmers need some family member working "in town", mainly for health benefits, as well as additional income. The NY Hudson Valley should be a model for what ag could look like.

      Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. -Martin Luther

      by the fan man on Tue Jun 19, 2012 at 03:59:27 AM PDT

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