This is the tenth installment of the 2013 edition of My Farm Roots, Harvest Public Media’s series chronicling Americans’ connection to the land.
As a child, Robert Harris Jr. worked the cotton fields of southeastern Missouri’s bootheel. Like many sharecroppers’ children, he fled that life.
In 1986, Becky Doyle was helping her husband run the family’s hog farming operation. She also had a side business of marketing gift baskets made from Illinois products.
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is urging Congress to send a farm bill to President Obama’s desk.
More than once while I was listening to Paul Horel's stories about farm life in Iowa, I felt like I was at a family reunion.