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 Understanding What You Eat 
 Production for Export, Consumption at Retail
 Angela Eckhardt, Carol Coppin
 Thomas Allen  
 For non-profit use only.
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Rural America has adopted a third world economic model - Commodity production for export
Tom Allen - Producer
By now it's no news that Americal is going broke but as usual rural America was hit first and hardest. That's hardly by accident as farmers were told to get big or get out and to plant fencerow to fencerow. The result has been rural ghost towns all across America where once vibrant local economies flourished. Ninety-year old Carol Coppin tells what has been lost since she started farming in 1948, while 30-year old Angela Eckhardt laments that only the remenants of Carol's world remain. Recorded in Wallowa County Oregon, the isolated mountain valley serves as a case study of what's happend all across America.

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00:06:04 English 2006-10-30
 Lostine, Oregon & Joseph, Oregon
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