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Host and American Family Farmer Doug Stephan begins with a lesson in virology and the many forms of bacteria on our host planet. Also, more Racism news that Blacks currently own only .52% of farms. At one time it was 14%. Next, we meet President and COO Angela Speer and CEO of Tulip Town Farm of Skagit Valley, Washington. In 2019 another generation of Skagit Valley natives decided it was time to return home and give back to the community that raised them by purchasing Tulip Town. They left corporate careers in law and finance behind them, with the goal to keep the 30-acre farm in good agricultural production, after the original owner passed away in 2019. And then came the Pandemic and “As if farming is not hard enough, we had to turn around and completely redo our business model,” Miller says. Learn how they created a plan to survive, even with today's challenges. Finally, Farmer Doug opines what Dairy Farmers must do to survive in these times of over-production and pushing out the small farms.

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