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"Gaining Ground" In The Farming Business

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Working a farm is a very different business from 100 years ago. 

Farms are bigger and numbers of farmers smaller, due in large part to mechanization.  And in this age of local food and farm-to-fork events, more people seem to be paying attention to what happens on farms. 

The documentary film "Gaining Ground" explores some recent trends, with a focus on farming in inner-city California and rural Oregon.  The film visits Ashland on Tuesday (October 25).  Filmmakers Barbara Bernstein and Elaine Velazquez tell us about their project.  
 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and marked his tenth anniversary as the full-time host of the Jefferson Exchange at the end of 2019. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for 35 years, working in both television and radio.