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This fourth-generation farmer cultivates new ideas
Amber Balakian went "to college thinking, 'I'm going to do something else and get away from everything.' I actually ended up coming back."
As farmers age, they face the challenge of finding successors to take over
Farmers across America are getting older and weighing the fate of their farms.
Dairy farmers see organic label as a way to pay the bills
The organic market's stable pricing is appealing to some dairy farmers.
How tobacco farms are going organic
The federal program designed to help tobacco farmers transition from the depression-era quota system to the free market has officially ended.
Cluck, cluck: Debating the merits of urban chickens
Marketplace's Nancy Marshall-Genzer explores the costs of putting a chicken coop in the backyard.
Agriculture Secretary keeps eye on farm bill, organic farming
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack hopes organic farming will help financially strapped small-scale farmers.
Small farms struggle for startup funding
More consumers want to buy food from small, local farms. But those types of growers are having a hard time getting start-up money.