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Farmers Unite: Planting a Protest for Fair Prices



by
Lindsay Metcalf

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Boyds Mills & Kane Press
Imprint
Calkins Creek
ISBN
9781684379088
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In the late 1970s, grain prices had tanked, farm auction notices filled newspapers, and people had forgotten that food didn’t grow in grocery stores. So, on February 5, 1979, thousands of tractors from all parts of the US flooded Washington, DC, in protest.

Author Lindsay H. Metcalf, a journalist who grew up on a family farm, shares this rarely told story of grassroots perseverance and economic justice. In 1979, US farmers traveled to Washington, DC to protest unfair prices for their products. Farmers wanted fair prices for their products and demanded action from Congress. After police corralled the tractors on the National Mall, the farmers and their tractors stayed through a snowstorm and dug out the city. Americans were now convinced they needed farmers, but the law took longer. Boldly told and highlighted with stunning archival images, this is the story of the struggle and triumph of the American farmer that still resonates today.

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Format

Print

Page Count

64

Trim Size

9" x 11"

Dewey

331.89

AR

0: points 0

Lexile

910L

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Jan 2021

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