FARMING FOR SECURITY by William B. Duryee

FARMING FOR SECURITY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

I'm inclined to think this makes too ideal a blueprint and may persuade the uninitiates that ""farming for security"" is right around their corner. To be sure, every chapter has its list of do's and don'ts; there is plenty of good sound common-sense advice. But the general spirit is that of ""back to the farm"" -- at first with a trade or a skill or a job as a backlog, but always with an undercurrent of urging that as a way of life, plus a way to meet problems of inflation and taxes, to reduce costs of living. Categorically, the aspects to be considered are discussed:- the kinds of farms, locale, soil, price; essential data on farm security, such as title search, insurance, etc.; the conveniences now available in the country; making a living through poultry: ""grassland farming"" as the first step, then production of meat animals; keeping sheep, bees; raising food in a garden, and so on. Problems of marketing seem rather cursorily disposed of with suggestions of roadside stands, serving meals, cooperation with neighbors and local stores when war stringencies make other systems impracticable. The author is ex-Secretary of Agriculture in New Jersey. I wonder-does he farm for security?

Publisher: Whittlesey House