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Adaptation in the Alps
Jim Patrico Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:12 AM CDT

The foothills of the Bavarian Alps have been there forever—green and lush, with grass that grows fast and sweet. It’s a dairy cow’s idea of paradise. But paradise has some new neighbors and some new issues, which might be familiar to American farmers.

Changes are on the way.

Urbanites, who used to make weekend trips to see mountain vistas, have decided in recent years they would rather own those vistas than rent them.

“That used to be a dairy farm,” says Josef Hiemer, as he drives past a home and barn on the edge of a village so beautiful it ...

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