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Young Newfoundlander tries farming as a career

Whether they raise wheat, peaches, beef or potatoes, the Canadians who run our family farms have sometimes struggled to keep pace with the demand for cheap, abundant food. Threats to the family farm have ranged from the high cost of land and crippling interest rates to corporate competition and encroaching cities. Some farmers have adapted and thrived, but for others the strain has proven too much. CBC Archives looks at the evolving family farm.

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Sheep, hay and raspberries anchor the venture of a new farmer.

Medium: Television
Program: Countrywide
Broadcast Date: May 10, 2002
Guests: Myles Whittaker, Dick Whittaker
Reporter: Jonathan Crowe
Duration: 4:23

Last updated: October 7, 2013

Page consulted on September 10, 2014

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