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For generations farm families have been sending their children on career paths off the farm as opportunities abound elsewhere. Farmers over the age of 65 now outnumber farmers under the age of 35 by 6 to 1. Some young farmers are bucking the trend and caring for the land by growing food.
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Living Wages for Farmers – a podcast episode from Eating Matters by Heritage Radio Network
Lindsey Shute and Michael Hurwitz join host Jenna Liut to discuss living wage issues faced by farmers throughout the country and their experiences advocating for and supporting farmers. What are working conditions like for those who actually grow and harvest the food you eat every day? And what can be done to improve those conditions, encouraging the next generation of farmers to pick up the reins?