This map shows us where the commodity crop grains of oats, popcorn, rice, rye, and wheat are grown here in the U.S. It was compiled using data obtained in the most recent USDA Census of Agriculture.
This photo is by Darron Birgenheier @FlickrCC. It is of Willie Shepherd, his son, and his dog, who live in Lookout, California. They are running an antique plow behind an antique Case tractor HDR.
Willie collects old tractors, cars, trucks, bulldozers and vehicles of varied and sundry description and he also renovates and runs old steam engines. A few years ago, he had a steam powered sawmill in operation, and for years he’s been showing and demonstrating his equipment for anyone who is interested.
Photo shows the plowing of a Persian field with a team of oxen, taken between 1865 and 1872. This photo is from the Library of Congress archives.
“We grow and sell in the same space…. This is about quality over quantity…the Willy Wonka of agriculture, that’s what I want.”
—Benjamin Greene, an urban agriculture innovator and visionary.