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Agricultural Subsidies, Commerce & Collapse Of US Farming: Books Released

Updated: Jun 27

Author, filmmaker, and agricultural commentator T H. Harbinger releases details of three books that explore the intersection of farming and commerce and the resulting challenges for America's agrarian traditions.

The books—America's Dairyland, The Farm Program, and The Golden Triangle—are all available as Kindle editions or in paperback via Amazon. Harbinger's writing offers readers a timely review of the state of America's farming industry and a thought-provoking take on the steady decrease of working farms across the nation since 2007. He believes that the industry's focus on corn production and subsequent incentivized farming has caused great damage to both farming communities and public health.

The titles will appeal to anyone with an interest in the evolution of farming in the US and the political and environmental factors that have played into the collapse of the traditional American family farm. Harbinger believes that by understanding the mistakes of the past, it is possible to build a healthier future for both people and the environment. Fans of the books will also be interested in a series of documentary films directed by T H. Harbinger, looking at the farming crisis and the impact of ecological issues on agriculture.

T H. Harbinger is the pseudonym of Jim Lenz, an acclaimed designer and tester of computer-controlled systems in spacecraft, fighter jets, commercial airlines, automobiles, and off-road equipment. He is the author of over 60 technical papers that have become heavily referenced works in the field of electromagnetics. In recent years, Jim has turned his attention to writing and filmmaking, bringing a scientist's eye to the field of agricultural change.

'The Farm Program: The competitor is our friend, the customer is our enemy'—originally published in 2020—examines the increases in farm subsidies, which exceeded $38 billion within the last few years. The book explores how the farming industry has found itself in such a dire predicament, highlighting the culpability of the USDA and major grain companies in discrediting research that might have offered a lifeline and a new model for farming in the US.A review of the book states, “A must-read to stay informed. This is a very compelling story of our corrupt politicians in Washington and big corporations. It's their collusion that has done more harm than good for the masses.

”'America's Dairyland' is the most recent of T H. Harbinger's releases and uses the Lenz family as a case study for the decline of dairy farming in Wisconsin. The Lenz family's dairy farm was passed down from generation to generation since its inception in 1880, but by the late 1990s, it was no longer able to support the family. This was by no means an isolated case, and the book examines why Wisconsin lost 14,000 dairy farms between 1990 and 2006.

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