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Lynn Smith

Lynn Smith, a fourth-generation farmer in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, built a thriving Christmas-tree business.  He began selling Christmas trees nationally to farmers in the 1970s.

  • May 18, 2010    |   Economic Liberty

    Minnesota Small Farms

    Challenging Barriers To Economic Opportunity: Freeing Small Farms through Free Trade

    Farmers should not be threatened with 90 days in jail and $1,000 in fines for selling pumpkins or Christmas trees grown outside city limits. Yet that was the law in Lake Elmo, Minn.  On December 1, 2009, the Lake Elmo City Council declared that it would begin enforcing a law that forbids farmers from selling…

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