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‘The small farms  are disappearing’

Census data show long-running consolidation trend in New York state

Art Graulich stands beside some of his cows at his Argus Acres farm in Carlisle last week.
Art Graulich stands beside some of his cows at his Argus Acres farm in Carlisle last week.
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Art Graulich used to count farms on the drive from his 20-cow dairy operation in Carlisle to the cooperative milk station in Cobleskill. He started making that run 65 years ago. There were 26 farms then on the 10-mile route. Now there are just two, working all that same farmland. “The small farms are disappearing,” Graulich said. His pronouncement is born out in national statistics decade after decade — big farms getting bigger and small ...

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