Blogging on bureaucracy, organizations, USDA, agriculture programs, American history, the food movement, and other interests. Often contrarian, usually optimistic, sometimes didactic, occasionally funny, rarely wrong, always a nitpicker.
Friday, November 11, 2016
Why Rural Areas Went Trump
One factor I haven't seen mentioned (which was IIRC key to Truman's victory in 1948): bad economics for farmers. Prices are down, land values are down. For example, per bushel corn prices have declined from $6.89 to $3.61 in four years.