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This Historical Novel Set Highlights Government Policies That Devastated Family Farms

The most recent book series, 'Farming and Food,' explores the intricate challenges farmers face over time. By examining past, present, and future challenges, these narratives highlight the significant impact of some government policies on the decline of family farms in the US.For more information, visit

In particular, T. H. Harbinger addresses the ongoing farmers’ crisis through three historical novels, where critical issues like the dominance of big agriculture corporations in land-grant universities are highlighted. The book set appeals to readers passionate about understanding and reshaping the future of farming policy.

As annual closures of family-owned ranches reach alarming figures, the USDA reports a 70% decline in the number of U.S. farms since 1935. Post-1982, the rapid decline of farms slowed down. Additionally, technological advancements have tripled agricultural output. Despite these factors, family farms continue to face significant challenges, including strict regulations. Urgent policy changes are imperative to avoid the recurrence of the hardships experienced in the 1980s. “Without an immediate change in farm policy, U.S. agriculture is on a trajectory to revisit the crisis of the 1980s,” the author says.

Comprising three books, The Golden Triangle, The Farm Program, and America's Dairyland, T. H. Harbinger's novels serve as an informative resource, offering a comprehensive understanding of how agriculture works in the U.S. from a historical perspective. The first book explores the impact of WW2 beach landings on an Anabaptist nursery in Montana, addressing the challenges and future outlook for family farms in The Treasure State. The second book delves into the escalating issue of farm subsidies, while the third novel traces the loss of 14,000 dairy farms in Wisconsin between 1990 and 2006.

About The Author:

Jim Lenz has 40 years of expertise in vehicle electronics and controls. Writing under the pseudonym T. H. Harbinger, Lenz delves into societal topics through novels and movies. His work uncovers the hidden stories of individuals who have left a mark on culture.“A society's culture is built on women and men who've dedicated their lives to truth and success,” he says.Interested individuals can find more details by visiting

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