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Farmers work to pry open the doors of opportunity

Fewer farmers. Farms that skew larger. Less agriculture overall. 

Those are the trends reported in the just released 2017 Census of Agriculture, a large body of data put together by the U.S. Department of Agriculture every five years. Fourteen million acres of U.S. farmland ceased to be used for agriculture, marking the loss of 70,000 farms. 

A group of Connecticut farmers who envision an alternate trajectory met this month at Gifts of Love Farm in Simsbury for the New CT Farmer Alliance (NCTFA) spring shindig and policy listening session. 

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