Agriculture Quotes

A green Christmas makes a fat churchyard.

Horn, corn, wool, and yarn! (Scottish toast)

Nobody can discuss agriculture so learnedly as a farmer who hasn’t paid the interest on his mortgage for eight years.

The Golden Age of the small farmer is over. He can barely get along. He is in debt to the cattle-dealer, the land speculator, the usuerer. Mortgages ruin whole communities, even more than taxes.

You can make a small fortune in farming – provided you start with a large one.

Agriculture began in the world about 12,000 years ago. The place where it began was the fertile crescent, the area that today is Iraq, Iran, and Syria. And the beginning of agriculture was a key step in the development of what we call civilization because there’s no point having a printing press while you’re still […]

A farmer is always going to be rich next year.

He that hires one garden eats birds; he that hires more than one will be eaten by the birds.

You think farm buildings and broad acres a solid property: but its value is flowing like water. It requires as much watching as if you were decanting wine from a cask.

The farmer’s eye is the best fertilizer.