Saturday, January 05, 2008
JSU's Harvey Jackson searches for a "family farm"
I've been a Harvey Jackson fan ever since reading his Rivers of History: Life on the Coosa, Tallapoosa, Cahaba, and Alabama some years back. He appears regularly in my hometown Randolph Leader but his recent work bidding farewell to the "family farm" is one of his best. He writes that the "family farm" only "lives on as a political catch-phrase, a buzzword. And saving it has become an issue without an identity." Wishing pretty much every day I could make a living farming I truly concur. P/W