Today is National Agriculture Day. Have you hugged your farmer yet? To celebrate this special day, I've dug this column out of the archives, originally published three years ago this spring. It's a tribute to mid-size farms, which don't make nearly as much cash as their industrial-scale brethren and don't get nearly the love lavished on small farms. I argue that reviving the health of mid-sized farms is a critical task if we're going to create a just, fair, and green food system. -------- Most people probably don't think of Carrboro, North Carolina -- a bustling town just outside of …
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