C. Robert Taylor
Native American wisdom says that decisions should be made with the next seven generations in mind. When it comes to agriculture and the production of food, we don't look ahead at all.
I write this article not out of dissatisfaction with my life as a professor, but because I think the Land Grant universities are drifting away from their mission of providing help and education for common people like my family and me.
The worries about the power of Wall Street have their roots in rural America. More than 120 years ago, rural Grangers and Populists were warning about concentrations of business power. Maybe it's time we listened to our rural forebears.