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Opinion: The idea of urban farming is oversold

If the buzz about urban farms can be believed, they are growing significantly even as rural farms and ranches decline in number — but there are no reliable statistics on the number of urban farms. In Chicago, by one count there are more than 230 community gardens and 60 urban farms. But that’s small potatoes