January 23, 2012
Farmers Take Back Land Slated For Housing
On Morning Edition today, NPR ran a story about farmers who sold land for development repurchasing it for agriculural use. Here's the summary:
Over the past half-century more than 20 million acres of U.S. farmland were transformed into housing developments. With new home construction all but stopped, farmers in many areas are buying or leasing land once slated for development and planting crops on it.
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Great story! Reminds me of the David Byrne song "Nothing But Flowers:"
"This used to be real estate
Now it's only fields and trees
Where, where is the town
Now, it's nothing but flowers
The highways and cars
Were sacrificed for agriculture
I thought that we'd start over
But I guess I was wrong"
Jamie Baker Roskie
Posted by: Jamie Baker Roskie | Jan 23, 2012 11:40:30 AM