Wendell Berry doesn't think many people take farmers seriously.
"Farmers may be the last group even liberals laugh at," Berry, a nationally recognized poet, novelist, farmer and environmental activist, said Sunday morning at the Prairie Festival at The Land Institute.
"But no one, no matter how exalted, doesn't depend on farmers."Delivering the Strachan Donnelley Lecture on Conservation and Restoration, Berry said farmers have been hindered by government subsidies and overproduction in response to market forces.
"Those constraints and incentives reward poor work and are a waste of resources," he said.
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