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Jim Meade / Iowa City
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Asian farmers

On the second Wednesday of every month, I buy a copy of U.S.A. Today newspaper (this is another story).  This edition had a story about an increasing number of farmers of Asian ethnicity.  They seem to be getting in the chicken and flower businesses in the Southeast.

 

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2011-02-09-asianfarmers09_ST_N.htm

 

We see  a number of examples of ethnic groups that seem to focus on certain industries and help their members succeed.  Amish and Hutterites are one familiar example.  Indians in the motel business and Koreans in small groceries and nail parlors are just a few visible examples of this phenomenon.   I think there are examples of Vietnamese in fishing.

 

Do you see any examples of ethnic or other communities using farming as a way to pursue the American dream?

 

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