Would you like to read a good book? “Will Rogers: I Never Met a Farmer I Didn’t Like” is funny, entertaining and provocative. Will died in 1935, but his wit and wisdom still make sense today.
The farm bill is still being debated in Congress. Here’s Will in 1928: “I have always claimed that the farmer will get no relief by legislation, for there is more people eating than there is raising, so he is a minority before he starts.” Also: “Tax relief, farm relief… none of these have been settled, but they are getting them in shape for consideration at the next session of Congress with the hope that those needing relief will perhaps have conveniently died in the meantime.”
The book includes a wide range of Will’s quotes selected from his newspaper columns and radio broadcasts between 1923 and 1935. Topics include: cattle, poor soil, tenant farmers, Dust Bowl, soil erosion, horses, hogs, crop rotation, veterinarians, mules, sheep, big ranches, tractors, combines, co-ops, mortgages, Secretary of Agriculture, optimism, and many more.… Continue readingRead More »