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Thursday, May 27, 2010 06:05 am

farmerpoem #9

from a letter from Ron Dougan to daughter Jackie April 7, ’63

just had word a close friend in the
seed business near janesville has
decided to throw his whole operation
in with funks — a big national seed
corn company — and discontinue
wisconsin strains entirely. this is
a blow because we were growing
for each other and working on
development. john holmes’ dairy
sold out to a rockford firm the first
of the month looks like there’s no 
place for the small operator anymore
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