Man featured in 'Farmers for America' documentary
December 10, 2017
AUGUSTA, W.Va. (AP) — Calvin Riggleman, 36, got his start in farming the way many do.
He grew up on his family's multigenerational farm in Hampshire County, working in his grandparents' orchard.
"It's something I did all the time, and it was never like I had to go to work," he said. "It's something I enjoyed."
When Riggleman graduated from high school, not much had changed at the family fruit stand — an offshoot of the orchard — since the 1940s. And the industry that had sustained his family since before the American Revolution was becoming less reliable.
Despite this and pressure to...