An Entire Farm Built Out of Land Leased from Second-Home-Owners

PHOTOGRAPH BY RYAN BELL FOR NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, via The Plate

PHOTOGRAPH BY RYAN BELL FOR NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, via The Plate

Development is a problem facing American food growers. According to one report, farm and ranch land is disappearing at a rate of 50 acres per hour.

But in central Washington, one family has found a way to use rural development to its advantage. Sam and Brooke Lucy own Bluebird Grain Farms, a company that plants and harvests 280 acres. But they don’t own their own farmland. They lease it from second homeowners.

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