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DISCussions: No Words

I find myself in an awkward predicament.  As a blogger, my role is to share.  As an observer, I was speechless.

It was time to make a “farm tour” and check the fields.  Expanses of cut wheat shared the horizon with earnest fields of beans, milo, corn and the occasional fallow ground.  Cliche though it may be, I stood in the road’s intersection and looked to each compass point.  The silence surrounded me.

I thought of the generations of families who have chosen to be good stewards and respect the land.  I thought of the faded billboard reminding passersby that “one Kansas farmer feeds 128 people and you”.  I thought of our neighbors in North Dakota and along the Missouri river whose fields and homes are under water; those in Oklahoma and Texas whose crops died for lack of moisture; and those in the Southwest fighting sand storms and wildfires.

Then I smiled.

Knowing, in my heart, “country folk” will lend a hand as needed; then rebuild and replant.  After all —- they have a world to feed.

Editors note: In honor of World Population Day we celebrate all of the farmers that work hard day-in and day-out to provide enough food to support our ever-growing populations. AGCO works hard to provide farmers with high-tech solutions so that they CAN feed the world. So as you eat your breakfast this morning, take a moment and think about the farmers that contributed to everything you are eating. Learn more about world population growth.

One Response to “DISCussions: No Words”

  • Hulda Wyllie:

    Couldn’t be written any better. Reading this post reminds me of my old room mate! He usually kept talking about this. I will forward this write-up to him. Pretty sure he will have an excellent read. Thanks for sharing!