KUOW.ORG: How an Arlington subdivision was returned to farmland

Farm becomes subdivision. It’s an old story, and one that Arlington hay farmer Andrew Albert has seen a lot.

“Happens all the time. Land is farmed for generations, then one generation ends, the other takes over, and they have different ideas, and it’s no longer a farm,” Albert said.

But, at least once, Albert watched that story played backwards. A subdivision became a farm. And then he bought it.

Albert lives on the Albert Family Farm, a 90-acre plot that his grandparents bought in 1953. He farms on over 1,000 acres of farms spread out piecemeal in Arlington’s fertile river valley

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