Life on a farm is a school of patience; you can't hurry the crops or make an ox in two days.
A farmer is always going to be rich next year.
Let us not forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labor of man. When tillage begins, other arts will follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of civilization.
There are only three things that can kill a farmer: lightning, rolling over in a tractor, and old age.
The farmer has to be an optimist or he wouldn't still be a farmer.
The farmer is the only man in our economy who buys everything at retail, sells everything at wholesale, and pays the freight both ways.
As long as there's a few farmers out there, we'll keep fighting for them.
There is too little public recognition of how much we all depend upon farmers as stewards of our soil, water and wildlife resources.
It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn.
Give fools their gold, and knaves their power; let fortune's bubbles rise and fall; who sows a field, or trains a flower, or plants a tree, is more than all.
In fact, because of their connection to the land, farmers do more to protect and preserve our environment than almost anyone else. They are some of the best environmentalists around.
Love one another, make something with your hands, and exalt the farmer.
The diligent farmer plants trees, of which he himself will never see the fruit.
I am but one member of a vast team made up of many organizations, officials, thousands of scientists, and millions of farmers - mostly small and humble - who for many years have been fighting a quiet, oftentimes losing war on the food production front.
Farmers only worry during the growing season, but townspeople worry all the time.
Who sows a field, or trains a flower, Or plants at tree, is more than all.
Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you're a thousand miles from the corn field.
Worm or beetle - drought or tempest - on a farmer's land may fall, Each is loaded full o' ruin, but a mortgage beats 'em all.
I don't want to flee, nor do I want to abandon the battle of these farmers who live without any protection in the forest. They have the sacrosanct right to aspire to a better life on land where they can live and work with dignity while respecting the environment.
Ranchers need clean water for their stock, farmers need it for their crops, every employer needs it to stay in business, and every living thing needs it for life... The law needs to be clear to protect water quality and the rights of landowners.
By furthering the use of ethanol, farmers are presented with the opportunity to produce a cash crop by collecting their agricultural wastes.
My dream is to become a farmer. Just a Bohemian guy pulling up his own sweet potatoes for dinner.
Nitrogen fertilizer is used on all crops produced in this country, but it is a key plant nutrient to produce corn a critical crop to Illinois farmers.
One performer whose band played my music better than I could myself was Art Farmer. He recorded 'Sing Me Softly of the Blues' and 'Ad Infinitum'.
I went West and took part in the strike of the machinists - the Southern Pacific Railroad, the corporation that swung California by its golden tail, that controlled its legislature, its farmers, its preachers, its workers.
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