Food and Agricultural Images This Week March 23, 2015


Indian farmers sort harvested potatoes in the village near Allahabad on March 22, 2015. AFP PHOTO / SANJAY KANOJIA / Getty Images.



An aerial view shows basins in the Agro Ittica Lombarda sturgeons farm, a world leader in production and distribution of caviar on March 19, 2015 in Calvisano, near Brescia, northern Italy. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN / Getty Images.



A man stands next to goats connected to a rotative milking robot in a dairy farm on March 18, 2015 near Niort, eastern France. Thirty years after introducing quotas to combat the butter mountain caused by overproduction, the European Union will lift them on March 31 allowing Europe to tap into growing demand for milk products in emerging markets, in particular in China. AFP PHOTO / GUILLAUME SOUVANT / Getty Images.



US Trade Representative Michael Froman (L) speaks at a press conference to announce that the US has requested the World Trade Organization (WTO) to establish a dispute settlement panel to examine Indonesias import restrictions on fruits, vegetables, beef, poultry and other agricultural products in Washington, DC on March 18, 2015. AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM / Getty Images.



A water well drilling rig drills for water in the middle of a vineyard on March 17, 2015, near Santa Ynez, California. Because of its close proximity to Southern California and Los Angeles population centers, the coastal region of Santa Barbara has become a popular weekend getaway destination for millions of tourists. Photo by George Rose / Getty Images.



Organic farmers from the Midi-Pyrenees region protest in front of the Saint-Etienne cathedral in Toulouse on March 16, 2015 against the government’s Agro-Ecological project and a 25 percent decrease of subsidy programs that give farmers extra money for their crops. AFP PHOTO / PASCAL PAVANI / Getty Images.


Wisconsin Family Farm Photo 1941


Photo credit: Roger on Flickr.

Farming in Star Valley, Wisconsin (1941) – My cousin Dorothy supplied these four photos of my grandfather’s farm in Star Valley, Wisconsin, around 1941. Her sister Marjie is with a flock of turkeys. My grandfather was Elmer Rogers. Dorothy’s father, T. J. (Punk) Swiggum, had been the “hired man” on the farm in the late 1930s, His wife Pearl was my grandmother Olla’s niece. When my grandfather retired from farming in 1940 or 1941, the Swiggums rented the farm. Dorothy was about five years old, and her sister Marjie was very young.

(Note that Thursday is Luddite Photo Day at B.P.A.)