A study by Ecotrust, a Portland non-profit, says a more cohesive regional food system will support middle-size producers.
Columnist Ryan Taylor writes about living in the country.
The USDA study predicts nearly 58,000 job openings annually through 2020 in food, agriculture, natural resources and environmental fields – and not nearly enough college graduates to fill them.
For small farms, the local markets provide exposure in addition to cash sales.
Family, friends and even strangers have helped him as he’s grown up, 18-year-old Parker Sebens says.
Farming's "Mom of the Year" runs a grass seed, wheat, hazelnut and radish operation in Oregon with her husband and three daughters.