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Family Farming | Stephen Rose

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The words “Agriculture is the foundation of manufacture and commerce” are written across the official USDA seal, but farming is not what most people think of when talking about successful business. A century and a half ago, 90% of Americans were farmers. Today, that number is 2%. What has happened to farming in our Industrial Age? Farms may be struggling in modern America, but with the growing organic market and a renewed interest in agrarianism and localism, is there a creative way forward for farmers?