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Family Farm


The general concept of a family farm is one in which ownership and control of the farm business is held by a family of individuals related by blood, marriage, or adoption. Family ties can and often do extend across households and generations.

Example of Family Farm:

Back in the old days, farms are passed down from generation to generations along with its tradition and practices, which are known as family farms. Majority of United States’ farms today are not like what it used to be, where nowadays most farms are owned by big corporations.
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