Cover Crops, a Farming Revolution With Deep Roots in the Past via The New York Times
For the past (almost) two years, I’ve worked with Indiana’s corn and soybean farmers, telling stories about what’s happening on and off their farms. I’ve learned about everything from high-oleic soybeans to international trade, but what has stuck with me through our conversations is the passion the farmers have for their land.
The love Indiana corn and soybean farmers have for their land is unparalleled. And the burden they feel to preserve that land is deep. These are the men and women who are frequently discounted and caricatured by the likes of Michael Pollan and films like “Food, Inc.”
Like everything in life, there is not one approach to farming that is all good and another approach to farming that is all bad. This article shows the open-mindedness and innovation of one group of farmers who too often receive a bad rap.
Questions for Thought
In what ways has social and traditional media shaped your perception of corn and soybean farmers?
How does this piece change your perception of corn and soybean farmers?