November 28, 2011
Viva Farms is a "farm incubator" in Washington's Skagit Valley, helping aspiring cash-poor farmers like Nelida Martinez start and successfully operate their own businesses.
Viva Farms is a "farm incubator" in Washington's Skagit Valley that helps aspiring cash-poor farmers like Nelida Martinez start and successfully operate their own businesses.
When a giant dairy proposed building near Jerry Nivens' beloved New Mexico home, the chain-smoking Texas hermit became an activist who organized other locals to fight the industry.
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