Refugees boost local farm movement
publication date: Jun 1, 2009
American 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.
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