Hmong farmers in Missouri expand farming approaches
August 4, 2017
ROCKY COMFORT, Mo. (AP) — Fue Yang was born in a refugee camp in Thailand. His family immigrated to the United States in 1980 when Yang was a month old.
His parents, who fled Laos in the late 1970s, spoke little English, but Yang learned it early in school and church. He's been translating for his family and members of the Hmong community since he was 5.
Today, Yang farms on 43 acres in far southwestern Missouri, just north of the Arkansas state line in McDonald County. He has cattle and raises vegetables to sell at area farmers markets.
Yang's parents, his wife and five children live and...