Selwyn Justice, operator at Justice Brothers U-Pick and Justice Brothers Ranch, is featured in the recent Arizona Republic/azcentral.com story on the disappearance of family farms in Maricopa County.
Selwyn discusses the balance of city development and agriculture, and the history of farming in the state.
From the article:
“Life is changing for the families who have long farmed this land. They have watched as more and more people moved in, making their hometowns more dense and more urban.
“The irony for farmers lies in the fact that their trade helped launch the metro-Phoenix area to its exponential growth.
“ ‘It was agriculture, and it usually is, that made this a viable place to live,’ Justice said. ‘In Arizona, it's either farming or mining that makes a town.’ “