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how the government should support local farms

Posted: November 12 2009

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A small farmer on how the government can help rebuild the infrastructure he needs to survive.
By Tom Philpott | Newsweek Web Exclusive
Nov 11, 2009
Five years ago, I gave up a career as a business writer in New York City to take over a small farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina with several friends. From the start, our goal was to help rebuild an ecologically sane local-food economy accessible to everyone in our community, from the second-home owners and vacationers who flock in every summer, to year-round residents with deep historical ties to the area.
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