Small Mass. Farmer Making Big International Impact


By Guy Steucek Massachusetts Correspondent
Lancaster Farming

“DRACUT, Mass. — “Farmer Dave hires more than two dozen Latin Americans and has interns from three or more continents over the summer. Then he goes to the Republic of Georgia in the off season to work. What is wrong with this picture?” said local hay and beef farmer Dana Taplin in jest.

All laughed at the notion of a farmer hiring migrant labor and then becoming a migrant laborer himself.

David Dumaresq logs a good deal of face time as a result of this travel, along with the international exchange of information and good will.”

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