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Farming in the US facing a tough future

The US state of Indiana is attempting to interest young people in farming, but start-up costs pose considerable barriers to entry for new small-scale farmers.

    The family farm has a special status in American rural life.

    Travel the heartland of the US and you'll find yourself surrounded by corn, soya beans and cattle.

    But many small holdings are consolidating into super-farms.

    Some agricultural states such as Indiana are trying to change that but face a tough road ahead.

    Al Jazeera's John Hendren reports.


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