We are interrupting the linear flow of our cross-country trip to bring you an episode from upstate New York. The flooding that resulted from Hurricane Irene (followed a week later by tropical rains that reflooded farms in New York and Vermont) was devastating. Late summer is time most farmers have been working for all year, and when your crop gets wiped out, it can mean losing the bulk of your income. Such is the story of Pete Taliaferro and Ray Bradley, who appear in this video. We hope our viewers remember that although this storm has left the headlines, people are still deeply affected by the impact it had on their farms. Show your support here.
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