Getting rich on the farm
Posted: February 20, 2013 at 3:42 a.m.
In addition to a great football game, this year’s Super Bowl audience witnessed a memorable paean to the hardworking American farmer: a Dodge commercial featuring the recorded gravelly tones of the late Paul Harvey. Farm-state politicians were quick to exploit it: Sen. Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, told reporters he hopes “the people of America will wake up and appreciate the family farmers of America.” Actually, farming no longer resembles the hardscrabble family enterprise of so much mawkish marketing.
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Editorial, Pages 17 on 02/20/2013