Common Ground

I talked to some farmers who voiced the following concerns while touring their family farms: weather, selecting the right product to grow, government over-regulation, a workforce to handle the harvest, the price they would get for the fruit, financing operations and generational issues. These concerns are all familiar to those that read about or participate in the North-American farming community. The difference in these conversations was that I was not in North-America; I was in the south of France where I visited vineyards, an olive farm, a truffle farm, and a sunflower grower.

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