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American Farmer

Author: Katrina Fried
Publisher: Welcome Books
ISBN: 9781599621296
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A compelling collection of more than 150 full-color and black-and-white photographs offers profiles of farming families across the United States, capturing the heart and soul of the nation's farm communities and their rural culture in every region of America. 25,000 first printing.

American Farmer

Author: Paul Mobley
Publisher: Welcome Books
ISBN: 1599620472
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A compelling collection of more than 150 full-color and black-and-white photographs offers profiles of farming families across the United States, capturing the heart and soul of the nation's farm communities and their rural culture in every region of America. 25,000 first printing.

A Bountiful Harvest

Author: Leslie A. Loveless
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 9780877458135
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Yet unlike their photographs, his reveal an amazing intimacy and familiarity with his subjects, who were frequently his friends, neighbors, family members, and clients."--Jacket.

This Blessed Earth A Year In The Life Of An American Family Farm

Author: Ted Genoways
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393292584
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Is there still a place for the farm in today’s America? The family farm lies at the heart of our national identity, yet its future is in peril. Rick Hammond grew up on a small ranch, and for forty years he has raised cattle and crops on his wife’s fifth-generation homestead in York County, Nebraska, in hopes of passing it on to their four children. But as the handoff nears, their small family farm—and their entire way of life—are under siege. Rising corporate ownership of land and livestock is forcing small farmers to get bigger and bigger, assuming more debt and more risk. At the same time, after nearly a decade of record-high corn and soybean prices, the bottom has dropped out of the markets, making it ever harder for small farmers to shoulder their loans. All the while, the Hammonds are confronted by encroaching pipelines, groundwater depletion, climate change, and shifting trade policies. Far from an isolated refuge beyond the reach of global events, the family farm is increasingly at the crossroads of emerging technologies and international detente. Following the Hammonds from harvest to harvest, Ted Genoways explores this rapidly changing landscape of small, traditional farming operations, mapping as it unfolds day to day. This Blessed Earth is both a concise exploration of the history of the American small farm and a vivid, nuanced portrait of one family’s fight to preserve their legacy and the life they love.

American Firefighter

Author: Paul Mobley
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 1599621371
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American Firefighter contains the real-life stories of firefighters, from the most rural volunteers to the most sophisticated and technologically advanced metropolitan departments, and it also profiles the children and grandchildren of firefighters who have been lost in the line of duty as they honor and pursue a family legacy.

Lentil Underground

Author: Liz Carlisle
Publisher: Avery
ISBN: 1592409563
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For the past four decades, third-generation Montana farmer David Oien has been seeding a revolution against corporate agribusiness in the belly of the beast, the American grain belt. They have replaced their wheat and barley with a seemingly odd new crop, the lentil, a legume that has been part of the human diet since Neolithic times, but, until Oien's work, was never grown on Montana farms. In this eye-opening narrative, journalist and food scientist Liz Carlisle chronicles Oien's unlikely emergence as the leader of this agricultural upheaval.

The Farmer In All Of Us

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Publisher: National Geographic Society
ISBN: 1426213301
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Follows the themes of the legendary radio commentator's speech "So God Made A Farmer," depicting the lives and work of farmers across the United States.

Letters Of A German American Farmer

Author: Johannes Gillhoff
Publisher: Univ of Iowa Pr
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Early in the twentieth century, drawing upon the hundreds of letters written to his father by students who had emigrated to northeastern Iowa from Mecklenburg, in northeastern Germany, Johannes Gillhoff created the composite character of Juernjakob Swehn: the archetype of the upright, honest mensch who personified the German immigrant, on his way to a better life through ambition and hard work. Gillhoff's farmer-hero, planting and harvesting his Iowa acres, joking with his neighbors during the snowy winters, building a church with his own hands, proved so popular with the German public that a million copies of Jurnjakob Swehn der Amerikafahrer are in print. Now for the first time this wise and endearing book is available in English."First, let's talk about pigs", Juernjakob Swehn writes from his farm in Iowa. "In America, pigs have a curly tail and talk in Low German so I can understand them". Swehn builds a log house and makes a success of farming, marries a woman who's "a whole different nation that has its confidence front the inside", raises a family, and becomes an elder in the Lutheran church. He recognizes his good fortune but acknowledges that memories of his village grow stronger every year, that "being homesick is the best thing that home can do for you . . . no power on earth holds on to you like your homeland". It is this sense of home, both in Iowa and in Mecklenburg, that makes Juernjakob Swehn appeal to today's readers as much as he appealed to readers in 1916.

Born In The Country

Author: David B. Danbom
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421402904
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Combining mastery of existing scholarship with a fresh approach to new material, Born in the Country continues to define the field of American rural history.