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Women Find Big Role In Small And Midsize Farms

In downtown Cleveland, 26-year-old Beth Lomske manages a two-acre demonstration farm owned by the Cleveland Botanical Garden. (Brian Peshek)
In downtown Cleveland, 26-year-old Beth Lomske manages a two-acre demonstration farm owned by the Cleveland Botanical Garden. (Brian Peshek)

The number of farms owned and operated by women has tripled in the U.S. in recent decades, though the sales from women-owned farms account for only 3 percent of the total. But these women are helping small and midsize farms transition in a changing economy.

Julie Grant of the public radio program The Allegheny Front takes a look at the impact women are having in running smaller farms.

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