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Investing In A Farm: Is A Csa Right For You?

Woman showing red strawberry on hands in farm After Irene, for the rest of 2011, Sinusas didn't receive any visit here more produce or a refund. "Other than that, it's been a positive experience," says Sinusas, who started buying farm shares in 2010. If you're intrigued by the idea of buying farm shares, often called CSA shares (community-supported agriculture), here's what you need to know. Why farmers do this. "Farm shares are essentially helping farmers pay for next years crop. Instead of going to the bank and taking out a loan, farmers can subsidize the cost of farming through these shares, which is a huge help to farmers," says Steve Ford, associate professor of economics at SewaneeUniversity of the South in Sewanee, Tenn.
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