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Love of the Soil

Although 66 percent of Chatham County land is used either for farms or forestry, keeping the family farm is increasingly difficult. Children and grandchildren aren't always interested in farming. Land values have increased due to demand for real estate, and this makes farming more expensive. Faced with selling out or staying, many choose to continue traditional farm ways, while others learn new methods, including organic growing.
Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 11 Issue 17, 1999, p11  (Periodical website)
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