Alaska Farmer Turns Icy Patch Of Tundra Into A Breadbasket

Alaska Farmer Turns Icy Patch Of Tundra Into A Breadbasket

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An Alaskan farmer believes he’s expanded America’s breadbasket to the frigid North.

“For the last 10 years, Tim Meyers has been coaxing an enviable quantity of fruits and veggies from just four acres of land,” reports NPR. “Last year, he produced 50,000 pounds of potatoes, beets, carrots and other vegetables.”

Warmer temperatures are giving him a longer growing season. But, he says, the secret behind his yield, which he sells year-round at a market, is actually the soil.

(READ the story from NPR News)

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