AGMCULTU IN AMERICA
'The glory of the farmer," wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson, "is that in the division of labors, it is his part to create. All trade rests at last on this primitive activity. He stands close to nature; he obtains from the earth the bread and the meat. The food which was not, he causes to be. The first farmer was the first man."
Raising and selling crops and live- stock has become vastly more com- plicated since Emerson's day.
With sympathy and precision, Mark Kramer...