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Posted: Thursday, July 13, 2006 10:00 pm

Choosing tractors over suits and ties, a new generation of local farmers is bucking the state trend by entering an increasingly graying field.

In California, fewer young people enter into production agriculture today than in years past, making the average age of farmers in the state just older than 56, according to the U.S. Census of Agriculture for 2002, the most recent study available.

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