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This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Family Farm

AUTHOR Genoways, Ted
PUBLISHER W. W. Norton & Company (11/20/2018)
PRODUCT TYPE Paperback (Paperback)

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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 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.

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ISBN-13: 9780393356458
ISBN-10: 0393356450
Binding: Paperback or Softback (Trade Paperback (Us))
Content Language: English
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Page Count: 240
Carton Quantity: 36
Product Dimensions: 5.40 x 0.70 x 8.20 inches
Weight: 0.70 pound(s)
Feature Codes: Price on Product, Illustrated
Country of Origin: US
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Technology & Engineering | Agriculture - Sustainable Agriculture
Technology & Engineering | Agriculture & Food
Dewey Decimal: 630.978
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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 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.

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Author: Genoways, Ted
Ted Genoways served as the editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review from 2003 to 2012, during which time the magazine won six National Magazine Awards. He is a contributing editor at Mother Jones and an editor-at-large at OnEarth, and is a winner of the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism. He is a fourth-generation Nebraskan and lives in Lincoln.
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