Title

Maine women have taken up farming at the rate of 81 per year between 1997 and 20

Authors

Alexander Lane

Source

Portland Monthly

Date

10-2007

Pages

36-37, 76-79

Abstract

Maine women have taken up farming at the rate of 81 per year between 1997 and 2002, making up 22 percent of primary farm operators in 2002, a rate second only to New Hampshire's 25 percent. Some of these farmers say part of the reason for the trend is that Maine isn't highly invested in large-scale agriculture and that small farms are more affordable for new farmers. Whatever the reason for their numbers, the women are helping to meet a rising demand for local, organically-grown produce.

Subjects

Farmers, Farming, Women

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