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Genoways, Ted.
This blessed earth : a year in the life of an American family farm / Ted Genoways.
W. W. Norton & Company,
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228 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Family farms--Nebraska--Case studies.
Farmers--Economic conditions.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-228).
Epilogue: Welcome news. Part one: Bringing in the beans -- Interlude: Working cows -- Part two: The homeplace -- Interlude: Branding calves -- Part three: Seeds of change -- Interlude: The poker run -- Part four: Irrigation nation -- Interlude: The tri-state -- Epilogue: Welcome news.
"The family farm lies at the heart of our national identity, and yet its future is in peril. Rick Hammond grew up on a farm, and for forty years he has raised cattle and crops on his wife's fifth-generation homestead in 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 on many fronts, from shifting trade policies, to encroaching pipelines, to climate change. Following the Hammonds from harvest to harvest, Ted Genoways explores the rapidly changing world of small, traditional farming operations. He creates a vivid, nuanced portrait of a radical new landscape and one family's fight to preserve their legacy and the life they love."--Page [4] of cover.
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