Farm: A Year in the Life of an American Farmer
Farm chronicles a year in the life of Tom and Sally Bauer of Crevecoeur County, Missouri, who cultivate nearly two square miles of the surface of the earth. They struggle to build up their 1,000 acre Missouri farm, harvesting corn, birthing calves, planting wheat, coping with the vagaries of nature and government regulations. Required of them are ancient skills (an attunement to the weather, animals, crops, and land) as well as a mastery of modern technology, from high-tech machinery to genetics and sophisticated chemicals.--From publisher's description.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Schmerguls - LibraryThing
This is the story of a farmer in Missouri who lives about an hour east of Kansas City. Rhodes names him Tom Bauer and tells of his work as a very hard-working farmer in 1986 and 1987. Though I spent ... Read full review
Review: Farm: A Year in the Life of an American FarmerUser Review - Jennifer Armstrong - Goodreads
A must read if you're interested in the demise of the family farm. I will never think of the Reagan presidency the same way again. Read full review