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The new farm size dilemma: A nutrition perspective



Several years ago, I attended a local conference hosted in Missoula, Montana. There, the keynote speaker discussed opportunities for small businesses to create jobs in Montana’s very sprawling, rural state. I noticed a seeming gap in the presentation, so I decided to strike up a conversation with the speaker after he finished. He was a politician, and after some polite banter, we realized we were both ‘Montana transplants’ having each been raised in western Pennsylvania. I then mentioned my concern about his presentation. During the part where jobs were categorized by economic sector, I asked, “Why wasn’t agriculture listed? What about jobs in farming?” I found the dearth of agricultural jobs in the state rather strange since, after all, it

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