Some Farmers Go Big, Others Stay Small to Meet Global Food Demand

Cows wander through the rusted remains of a couple of old huts on James Lamb’s farm. They’re all that’s left from the days when he raised hogs outside his home in Clinton, North Carolina.

Those huts used to be where the pigs could get out of the elements. But growing up in the 1980s and 90s, Lamb saw that small-scale farmers had a hard time competing with the big companies.

“They had better consistency, better pork quality, better genetics,” Lamb said. “So after …

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