Farmers

Let me honor here all the farmers who still work the land themselves, who are not agribusinessmen or agribusinesswomen, but farmers, who know family and community interdependence…America’s last vestiges of freedom.   And honor to all those millions who were born to be farmers, as they have been for thousands of years, but because of modern “education”, Big Business and Mechanization, they cannot be and will never know their true gift but are instead herded into welfare lines, prisons, or the slavery of Big Business…May they find it–the gift–in another life, another world. 

Carolyn Chute, dedication to her novel Merry Men.

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