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  • Community Supported Agriculture (CSA’s)

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    Community supported agriculture is an idea that is taking hold in farming. CSA denotes a community of people who pledge to support a farm so that the farmland becomes the community’s farm. This may or may not entail having a legal agreement. The growers and consumers provide mutual support and share both the risks and benefits of food production. Usually

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  • The Family Farm is the Heart of America

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    Family farms are at the heart of rural communities across the country.These farmers produce high quality food and work to protect soil, air and water as well as biodiversity of crops and animals. Family farms are not able to achieve the efficiencies that come with large-scale operations.However,family farms are generally more efficient in protecting plant and animal diversity and in

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  • The Family Farm Can Learn a Lesson from the Sea

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    The family farm can survive and even thrive if they look at the fishing communities in New England and Maritime Canada and learn from their experiences. Fishing was a way of life for hundred’s of years for many families living on the east coast of the US and Canada.These families are not very different from families that have kept the

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  • Family Farm Benefits Everyone

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    Everyone would like to see the family farm survive.There is a desire to support a way of life that has existed in America for hundreds of years.Consumers should support the family farm not just because of their way of life but because there are real benefits to buying products produced on a family farm. Family farms are more likely to

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  • What is a Family Farm?

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    Every week it seems there is an item in the news addressing the difficulties facing the family farm.But what is a family farm and how are they different from industrial farms? Very simply, a family farm is a community where most of the work is done by a family member.This includes everything from planting vegetables and feeding animals to marketing

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