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vanishing at the rate of about 90,000 acres a year: Cited in “Loss of Agricultural Land Figures for Colorado,” Memorandum by David
Carlson, resource analyst, Colorado Department of Agriculture, January 8, 1998.
146 The suicide rate among ranchers and farmers: The statistic comes from Florence Williams, “Farmed Out,” New Republic, August 16,
147 “To fail several generations of relatives”: Osha Gray Davidson, Broken Heartland: The Rise of America’s Rural Ghetto (Iowa City:
University of Iowa Press, 1996), p. 95. 7. Cogs in the Great Machine
Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle (1906; reprint, New York: Bantam Books, 1981) unfortunately remains the essential starting point for an
understanding of America’s meatpacking industry today. Nearly a century after the book’s publication, many of the descriptive passages still
ring true. Sinclair’s prescription for reform, however — his call for a centralized, socialized, highly industrialized agriculture — shows how
even the best of intentions can lead t...
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