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Farmers use social media to reduce food waste, increase profits




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Piles of early blueberries and cherries at local farmer’s markets are a tip-off: peak season for California farmers is just around the corner. But while agriculture may provide some of California's most famous exports, the latest farm census from the USDA found that over half of the state's small farms don't even turn a profit.

Rachel Dornhelm visited one family farm in Sonoma County that's using social media to try and change that, while reducing food waste at the same time.