Take Two for March 28, 2013

In 'Ground Operations,' American war vets find new lives in organic farming

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A former US war veteran works at a farm.

When veterans come home from war, two of the toughest challenges they often face are recovering from the horrors of combat and finding work.

The V.A. reports that nearly 30 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan vets have been diagnosed with PTSD. At the same time, veterans faced a 9.9 percent unemployment rate in 2012, higher than the national average of 8.1 percent for that same year. 

There's one vocation that may well help on both fronts: farming. A new documentary called "Ground Operations" looks at the growing number of veterans who are taking up farming nationwide. 

This morning, we're talking to two veterans who are featured in the film.

Tia Christopher is a Navy veteran and the chief of staff of a group called the Farmer Veteran Coalition.  D'Artagnan Scorza ia a Navy veteran and farmer in Inglewood.

"Ground Operations" will screen in Downtown Los Angeles Thursday, March 28 at  7 p.m. Click here for more information


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