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Weather Doesn't Dampen Optimism of Delaware Grower

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Grower James Baxter wants everyone to know that agriculture in his home state of Delaware is overwhelmingly local – with most growers coming from traditional farming families like his.

“There’s probably one or two farms (in Delaware) that are corporate farms that are operated elsewhere,” the fourth-generation farmer told the Delaware News Journal. “I want the world to know that we are a family operation and not just some machine that holds up traffic along the route.”

Despite a dip in yields, Baxter, who relies on Zimmatic pivots to irrigate his crops, remains optimistic for the future.

“We honestly have no choice but to increase our yields, because there’s less and less farmers and more people to feed,” Baxter said.

To read the complete article and learn more about the future of agriculture in Delaware, visit Delawareonline.com