Sarah Taber, a crop scientist and industry consultant, holds a doctorate in crop health. She is the host of the podcast Farm to Taber and is working on a book about the effect of human systems on American agriculture
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@CaptainPenelope YEP this book is about existential terror & its role in driving most of human behavior, it's fantastic – source
"Founded in eastern Arkansas during the Great Depression, the Southern Tenant Farmers Union (STFU) has long fascinated historians, who have emphasized its biracial membership and the socialist convictions of its leaders, while attributing its demise to external factors, such as the mechanization of agriculture, the repression of wealthy planters, a...
just read this for book research so yeah uhhh the STFU is remembered as this amazing crusade and it was actually a giant shitshow – source
One of the largest volunteer movements in the twentieth century, local farm and home bureau organizations have been woefully underrepresented in socio-political studies of the American Farm Bureau Federation. Nancy K. Berlage addresses this omission with an insightful look at how bureau members put university science to work in agricultural and rur...
*The book is Farmers Helping Farmers It's really, really good at capturing the gender/age power dynamics inside white landowning farm families that drove "the agribusiness takeover" even though it doesn't call it that – source
Yeah that's because most of those books are actually just sanctimonious classists pretending they're trying to fix problems. That's why they're depressing If you want a book that's actually about moving forward, "Braiding Sweetgrass" is FANTASTIC. – source
@CarolynVan Funny story, Accounting for Slavery & Scorpio are the ones that kicked the whole thing off. That book is ... just very Scorpio in the best way. – source
Also recommended byTressie McMillan Cottom
God this book is a gift that keeps on giving (Lundy Bancroft, "Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men") – source
I will not be taking questions on this. If you have some, Prairie Fires is a fantastic book. – source
Also recommended byAnne Thériault
Also check out @zeynepton's Good Jobs Strategy book for some FANTASTIC info about how to organize a business for good working conditions & wages. It's both very much against the MBA consensus & super well-backed by research into real business's results with alternative methods. – source
Also recommended byDan Price