“What makes the crops rejoice, beneath what star to plow, of these I sing”.
“We started farming with convictions far removed from today’s objectives in American agriculture. Our belief was that the land owed us nothing but would respond richly to our efforts at cooperation. We were equally convinced that she would demand, in the end, a high price for those who exploit and waste her resources. Our belief was that man can live at peace with nature and that this is a necessary prelude to living at peace with his fellow man”.
From Earth’s Song, by Leonard Hall. University of Missouri Press, 1981.