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In this May 16, 2012 photo, Russ MacLaren and his wife, Marilyn, watch an auction at the MacLaren farm in Plainfield, Vt. The MacLarens have faced hardships in the family's 70-plus years farming the same land in Plainfield. But another drop in milk prices this spring combined with soaring feed and fuel costs is forcing the third generation to give up dairy farming.(AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

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