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Farmers will attend Italy's 'Terra Madre' slow food conference

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MONTEVIDEO -- Recently married and just out of college, Richard Handeen and Audrey Arner settled in 1972 on the land his great-grandparents first tilled exactly 100 years earlier.

They came with aspirations to defy the conventional wisdom: They intended to keep the farm small, and work toward the day when they could raise a variety of healthy foods for local consumption instead of corn and soybeans to be shipped away as commodities.

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