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Farmers struggle with plastic waste

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We tend to think of farm country as a pastoral landscape, punctuated with the silos and roof angles of farm architecture. But farms increasingly rely on temporary plastic structures to store hay and silage, as greenhouses - even to shelter machinery. Long, worm-like forms of white plastic are becoming the icon of dairy farming. As part of a collaboration with Northeast stations, Amy Quinton from New Hampshire Public Radio reports farms and nurseries are using so much plastic -- thousands of pounds a year -- that they're having a tough time getting rid of it.

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