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Leaving Day Jobs, Novices Dig into Farmingi
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December 23, 2013 3:33 PM
The United States is one of the world’s leading agricultural powers, but few Americans are farmers - just two percent of the population. In recent years, however, it seems that small farms are popping up everywhere to serve the growing demand for locally produced food. The people running these ventures often have no experience in farming. VOA’s Steve Baragona meets one of them in Montgomery County, Maryland, about an hour from Washington.

Leaving Day Jobs, Novices Dig into Farming

Published December 23, 2013

The United States is one of the world’s leading agricultural powers, but few Americans are farmers - just two percent of the population. In recent years, however, it seems that small farms are popping up everywhere to serve the growing demand for locally produced food. The people running these ventures often have no experience in farming. VOA’s Steve Baragona meets one of them in Montgomery County, Maryland, about an hour from Washington.


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