Ryan Butler, who owns Green Button Farm with his wife, Alicia, feeds his medium-sized pigs March 13. Over the past 12 years, independent meat farmers have increased from a handful to more than 800.
Ryan Butler, who owns Green Button Farm with his wife, Alicia, feeds his medium-sized pigs March 13. Over the past 12 years, independent meat farmers have increased from a handful to more than 800. Photos by Virginia Bridges vbridges@newsobserver.com
Ryan Butler, who owns Green Button Farm with his wife, Alicia, feeds his medium-sized pigs March 13. Over the past 12 years, independent meat farmers have increased from a handful to more than 800. Photos by Virginia Bridges vbridges@newsobserver.com

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