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Abundance within limits

In any consideration of agrarianism, this issue of limitation is critical. Agrarian farmers see, accept, and live within their limits. They understand and agree to the proposition that there is “this much and no more.” Everything that happens on an agrarian farm is determined or conditioned by the understanding that there is only so much land, so much water in the cistern, so much hay in the barn, so much corn in the crib, so much firewood in the shed, so much food in the cellar or freezer, so much strength in the back and arms — and no more.

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The Faith and Fortitude of Farmers

“Moreover, the farmer is in a very special sense made to see his dependence upon God from season to season. He is never done; his labour is never ending, still beginning; and his hopes are never all fulfilled. 494 more words


Agrarian crisis on Ngram

I will resume blogging after September 15, but I wanted to share an impressive graph from Ngram. I checked distribution of the terms “Agrarkrise” and “Preisschere” over time. 253 more words

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Microfoundations of Italian Agrarianism: my new article is out!

While I’m still too busy writing articles, conference presentations and – most important – applications for blogging, Agricultural History published my article on Italian agrarianism in their summer issue (92.3, not yet available on-line). 46 more words

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coldantlerfarm: An Open Letter To Angry Vegetarians

“The following is a letter to Angry Vegetarian and to any others who may feel the same way. But before you read it please understand that this letter is not directed at the vegetarian diet in general. 607 more words

The Big Bang of European agrarianism

The real Big Bang of European agrarianism were the last decades of the 19th century, when European agriculturalists faced a sudden surge in the quantity of grains imported from North America, Argentina, and Russia. 800 more words

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The Call, Column 73 - “A Species Out of Context"

(June 4, 2017)

The Urban Farmer

“A Species Out of Context”

Last fall, I ventured way out to Western Mass, to attend a talk given Wendell Berry and Wes Jackson. 1,828 more words

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