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Beginning farmers and local food systems
Growing support for community-driven economic development, local food, and sustainability is one reason a diverse group of young people are going into farming.
New horizons: for New England agriculture
In 2005, the national Farm Credit System undertook a comprehensive research project to examine agriculture and rural America and analyze trends. The author tackles the implications for New England and suggests appropriate policy goals.
The taste of place: local and regional foods transform the Northeast
Northeast farmers and consumers cooperating to make agriculture survive.
New England farmers meet immigrant needs
A multi-institution agricultural collaborative is researching ways to help Massachusetts farmers grow and market local immigrants' favorite home-country vegetables. In a related effort, immigrants are learning techniques for being successful farmers themselves.