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7 Kids Dead in Farmhouse Fire

Three-year-old the lone survivor

(Newser) - A fire roared through a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse last night, taking with it the lives of seven of the family's eight children, ages nine months to 11, reports the Patriot-News . As mother Janelle Clouse milked cows in the barn around 10pm and father Ted drove a milk truck, 3-year-old Leah... More »

Haunted Houses Are Saving Family Farms

Farming revenue is down, but fright revenue is up

(Newser) - With only 45% of the nation’s farms showing income from farming, it’s not agriculture keeping many family farms alive these days: It’s “agritourism.” Farmers who used to be scared of losing their business are putting those fears to use by creating “agri-tainment” operations that... More »

Nation's Oldest Family Farm Up for Sale

Tuttles of NH have been there since 1632

(Newser) - The Tuttles of New Hampshire have been running a family farm since before the nation existed, but their 378-year-old tradition is coming to an end, the Boston Globe reports. What is billed as the country's longest continuously operating family farm is up for sale. The 134-acre property, which has become... More »

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