A North Ferrisburgh farm that has been in operation since the 1700’s will sell its cows and plant hemp, owners announced.
"But according to farm administrator Quinten Lewis, the market is tough for organic dairy — and Lewis said it's time to move to something more cost-effective. "I don't think it's any secret that, you know, locally-owned farms and small business farms are not doing well," Lewis told VPR. "And I think everyone is really looking for ... something they can segue into that will turn a profit and still keep kind of the values that farms like to hold.""
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