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The New Entrepreneurial Agriculture

April 1, 2002 | By Patty Cantrell
and Jim Lively
Great Lakes Bulletin News Service

APRIL 2002
Solving the Farmland Puzzle
Farmland in Michigan is currently more valuable for building superstores and subdivisions than growing corn or strawberries because global markets pay little for the state’s farm products. But a new crop of innovative farmers is making money and keeping land inagriculture. New Entrepreneurial Agriculture explains how communities can help their farmers switch to profitable markets and reap the many benefits of working farmland.

The New Entrepreneurial Agriculture

New Agriculture Profiles

  1. Farmers Take Control of Crops
  2. Got Milk Money?
  3. Investing in Farm Futures
  4. Finding a Profit Niche
  5. Rebuilding Local Markets
  6. Michigan’s Own Napa Valley
  7. Soybeans Give Way to Sunflowers

Communities Put Farming Back in Their Futures:

  1. Why Don’t We Work With Farmers?
  2. After the Fall

Farmers Markets Bloom With Shoppers Seeking Fresh Food

States Get Back Into Meat Business

‘Lunch Ladies’ Search for Local Food

Make the Local Farm Connection

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