Ultimate Minority: A Farmer

There are as many reasons farmers farm as there are farmers. Maybe it’s a family business, maybe it’s the love of working outdoors, perhaps it involved respect for Mother Earth and feeling good about producing what we all need.
Most of us who reside on the Earth can trace our roots back to agriculture. Farmers are a minority as oregongreen explains in her blog. Recently there is a lot of disagreement on the right way to farm and the wrong way to farm and how it affects all of us. Follow oregeongreen’s blog to read some great discussions about today’s agriculture.


I am a minority, not because I am women or a proud card-carrying member of the Cherokee nation.

I am a farmer.  Less than 2% of the US population have my livelihood.

That’s less than the population of Native Americans, African-Americans, Asian Americans and Caucasian Americans

If I remember correctly from my history classes many laws were passed to give equal rights to at least 3 out of the 4 groups mentioned above.

What is so wrong with laws passing to protect people of a minority group who’s end product eventually feeds the world?

In 1993, the Oregon legislature understood that there was a rural & urban divide.  Oregon’s agriculturally rich Willamette Valley is in the midst of metropolitan Oregon. Tthey needed to do something to protect farmers, ranchers & foresters rights that are “a generally accepted, reasonable and prudent methods,” because more urban folks were moving into the…

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About Life in the 50's and beyond...

Welcome to Life in the 50's and 60's and beyond .... where I write about my childhood memories, music of the 60's and about life in the country. I am a mother, grandmother, farmer's wife, business owner, and retired teacher.
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3 Responses to Ultimate Minority: A Farmer

  1. This was great, Ruth.


  2. oregongreen says:

    Thank you for sharing my post!


  3. lucewriter says:

    Thanks for posting this, Ruth.


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