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Fifth-generation Indiana farmer Neil Moseley is working the family land, just not the way his father and grandfather did with crops and livestock.

Moseley and his wife, Tashney, launched Pleasant Acre Farms, in Clarks Hill, Ind., in 2009. Their naturally grown produce operation uses small parcels of family-owned land, places where it was difficult to operate large machinery.

“There wasn’t a spot on our family farm to come back to,” Moseley says. “My brother had already taken over the operation. We just weren’t a large enough farm to support two families on the same acreage. So I had to look ...

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