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E-M:/ Big lots hurt farming more than sprawl, land-savers say

This Wisconsin article applies to Michigan.
More harmful to the state's agricultural economy than the steady march of urban sprawl across the landscape is the proliferation of homes on huge rural lots that break up large stretches of working farmland, land preservationists say.
These mega-home sites of three, five, 10, 20 or more acres - described by farmland preservation advocates as "too small to farm and too big to mow" - make it difficult for nearby farmers to continue farming.

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