[Homestead] On a rural state
genegerue at ruralize.com
Wed Feb 9 09:32:02 EST 2005
>I used to joke that Iowa's two leading crops were rural poverty and
>crystal meth. But it's not a joke. The fact is that Iowa is a beautiful
>state. Minneapolis isn't that far away. Iowa would be a great place to
>live, if only the air and the water weren't polluted and you could be sure
>you wouldn't find yourself living next to 10,000 sows in a hog prison.
>There was a time, well within my dad's memory, when Iowa's agriculture was
>diversified and when the towns were rich in a culture of their own devising.
Leave it to Verlyn Klinkenborg to speak the truth about a rural condition.
Thanks for posting the article, Mark.
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