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The Atlantic: New Must-Read Books on Farming

By Marion Nestle
The Atlantic

Diffley_Turn coverAtina Diffley, Turn Here Sweet Corn: Organic Farming Works, University of Minnesota Press, 2012.

I blurbed this one, with much pleasure: "Turn Here Sweet Corn is an unexpected page-turner. Atina Diffley's compelling account of her life as a Minnesota organic farmer is deeply moving not only from a personal standpoint but also from the political. Diffley reveals the evident difficulties of small-scale organic farming but is inspirational about its value to people and the planet." The book comes with an insert of glorious photographs illustrating the history she recounts. The political? The Diffley's fought to keep an oil company from running a pipeline through their property -- and won.

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