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The Business Of Organic Farming

11/12/09 12:00PM By Jane Lindholm
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Organic farmer Richard Wiswall at his farm in East Montpelier.

Most people who go into organic farming do so because they love to get their hands in the dirt, or they want to play an active role in producing food.  Making a lot of money or managing a budget doesn't usually top the list.  But longtime organic farmer and East Montpelier resident Richard Wiswall says the business side of organic farming can't be ignored.  He's written a new handbook on the financial nuts and bolts of organic farming, called "The Organic Farmer's Business Handbook."

Also, the American Friends Service Committee is closing its office in Montpelier because of budget concerns.  We talk with longtime volunteer and staff member Joseph Gainza about the work the organization did, and what their closing means for the larger peace movement.



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