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My Husband and myself are young farmers in Eastern Oregon who can not aford to buy a farm and were not born into it so we lease ground as well as work in town. It is our dream to one day have a place of our own and that is why we choose a life of hard work and long hours. Farming is no longer the simple lifestyle it has been made out to be. As a small farmer being able to aford the rising costs of seed, fertilizer, equipment and everything else you have to have another job. Finding ground to lease that hasn't been gobbled up by the big farms has become almost impossible. We have been working at it for several years now our progress in the profession seems slow. We have often questioned our choice, but the hope of someday being self employed and owning our own place has so far won out.
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