Industrial agriculture – the trend toward bigger farms and fewer farmers – has been hollowing out rural Kansas for generations. That’s fueled a debate about what can – or even should – be done about it. Jim McLean, of the Kansas News Service, explores what Big Ag means for small towns.
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