Search the site

Vermont Compost ad

Refugees boost local farm movement

publication date: Jun 1, 2009
View a Printer Friendly version of this page, allowing you to print the page. Send a summary of this page to someone via email.
Brookside TomatoesAmerican agriculture is a story of immigrant farmers and laborers. Driven by lack of economic opportunity, religious and political strife, and changes in land ownership and inheritance laws, farmers and farm laborers have moved to the U.S. in search of land and open agricultural markets since the earliest days of U.S. history. The first immigrants were primarily northern European from the British Isles, Germany, Denmark; and Norway, but as time went on immigrants came to farm from other parts of the world, notably from Japan, Mexico, as well as other countries.

The rest of this article is available in the Growing for Market Archive of more than 1,500 articles published from 2001 to the present.

Access to the Growing for Market Archive is available  to Full Access and Full Access Plus subscriptions. If you would like to start a new Full Access subscription, please Click here to join.

If you would like to "upgrade" a print subscription to include access to the archive, please contact us for the pro-rated price.

If you think you should have access to this content, please go here

Benefits of Full Access Membership

When you sign up for Full Access subscription, you get a year of:
•Access to the Archive, which contains every article published from 2001 to the present (more than 1,500 articles and growing every month.)
•Immediate access to a downloadable, searchable PDF version of each issue when it is published. You can store them on your computer for future reference.
•Discounts on books and back issues from the Online Store.

Click here to become a member.