China was once one of the biggest buyers of US soybeans. Now that the trade war between the US and China has intensified, tariffs have been put on US soybeans. Now, farmers across the country are hurting.
"I think more people should have two different countries," says this businessman-turned-farmer. He now has a farm in California where he grows Ethiopian peppers. And he's starting a farm in Ethiopia growing things like Tuscan kale and Swiss chard.
Programs across the country are trying to make it easier for new farmers to get started and put down roots. Here's why: There's only one farmer under 35 for every six over 65. By 2030, one-quarter of America's current farmers will retire.
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