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  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    When I think about old barns, it brings to mind that farming in the past meant home. Lots of families farmed, and a barn was as necessary as a house and sometimes more so to protect their livelihood of cattle.Today, when we look out at large agribusiness operations, there is rarely a barn to be seen. Perhaps an open pole barn for equipment storage somewhere, but never an iconic red barn. Dairy operations up north still have barns, but they are huge and lack the charm of the past. It seems to me that the lack of barns just underscores how vastly different America produces food now. Fewer small farmers and larger corporate operations have drastically changed where our food comes from. It is both sad and less healthy.

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