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Region’s small farms are vital, need more state and federal aid

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Without a doubt, recent federal farm bills have hurt local family farms. Large corporate-style farming interests have benefited the most. Corporate farming interests have triumphed over family farm survival. Small-scale family farms have been disappearing as corporate-sized farms have taken better advantage of the farm subsidy system. The era of the mega-corporate farm may have arrived, but even so, sensible policies can still help small family farms. It is just within the last decade or ...

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