Wendell Berry on the importance of farming

The latest Harper’s excerpts a speech by Wendell Berry in which he talks about the importance of farming to our lives and to our country. It’s not on the *Harper’s” website, but I did find it elsewhere on the Web, so you can read it here. Enjoy!

“We seem now to be coming to a time when we will have to recognize the love of farming not as a quaint souvenir of an outdated past but as an economic necessity. And that recognition, when it comes, will bring with it a considerable embarrassment.”