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    Richard Nixon's agriculture secretary told farmers back in the 1970's, "Go big or get out."  That has been US policy ever since.  Very large farms are now responsible for over half of the nation's production.  Family farmers are a nuisance that the drivers of farm policy would rather not deal with.  Luckily small farms are now growing in number, seemingly in spite of official policy.

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