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The constant struggle of running a family farm in 21st century America

The constant struggle of running a family farm in 21st century America | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
The farm-to-table frenzy has thousands of urbanites trading in their desks for the idylls of agriculture. But that organic utopia is easier dreamed than achieved.
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Small farms have been on the decline for decades. Farming is hard work with many challenges including the gamble on the weather, pests and financing. Mechanization has made growing crops faster/easier, but mechanization is expensive and often out of reach of small farms. Will there be a paradigm shift back to small farms?

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Americas Farmers

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Why are we helping to tell the farmer’s story? Because we have a responsibility to do so. America's farmers grow America. And they have a great story to tell.
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The Best and Worst States for Eating Locally

The Best and Worst States for Eating Locally | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
Vermont takes the top spot in the 2013 Locavore Index.
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Hmmm Fl is a truck farming state for fruits and veggies and comes in the bottom 5?

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28 Fruits And Vegetables That You Had No Idea Grew Like That

28 Fruits And Vegetables That You Had No Idea Grew Like That | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
OK, some of these you might know, but the first time I saw Brussels sprouts in their true form , I literally screamed.
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Be ware of the unsightly language, but the surprising info is worth the read. Even I, the farmer, was surprised by a few!

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The Most Hilarious Parody Video I've Seen Yet: What Does The Farmer Say?

The Most Hilarious Parody Video I've Seen Yet: What Does The Farmer Say? | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
You will never look at farming the same way again after watching this.
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Vertical Farming Goes Commercial in Singapore

Vertical Farming Goes Commercial in Singapore | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
Vertical farming allows Singapore to feed it's people without importing vegetables
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Good use of limited space for a city-state like Singapore

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