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Traditionally, people who are related by blood or marriage. The term can mean many different things depending on the circumstances. Most statutes have a section devoted to “definitions” that will tell you the intended definition of words used in the law. For example, the concept of what constitutes a family may be important in zoning cases for single-family housing or apartment restrictions against non-family members living in the apartment with the tenant.

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If we truly believe in traditional family values, shouldn't we support the forms of enterprise that embody those values, including the family farm?
The best aspects of the book are the "responses" the authors make about each other, the contradictory views expressed (as limited as they are), and the conclusion, in which Comstock outlines his moral (Christian) arguments for saving family farms: emotional attachment, efficiency, stewardship, and cultural identity.
"The decline of rural life goes hand in hand with the decline of the small family farm."
Environmentally friendly Internet sites such as sustainabletable.org contend the demise of the traditional family farm is continuing, citing now-familiar statistics such as 3,000 acres of productive farmland is lost to development every day.
Family farms cannot continue being propped up at all corners by various forms of payments.
In the southern Appalachians, we still have many family farms that are eager to grow food for local communities.
The U.S.-based National Family Farm Coalition invited them to visit Midwestern farmers this summer.
Anne's father, Hannah's grandfather, is near death in a hospital near the family farm. Anne's lover drives them to his bedside.
What happens to a family farm when the parents die?
Their titles, McMurry's Transforming Rural Life and Neth's Preserving the Family Farm, reveal their differences.
And how about that incubator of hard work, thrift, and other Bennett-touted virtues--the family farm? The view of today's conservatives: plow it under.
(The Hacienda Luisita sugar estate in Tarlac province, which is owned by the Cojuangco family, is not a family farm, he said, because "it is operated by a corporation.")

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