“Back then farming was people,” says Alan Guebert.

Guebert has written about agribusiness issues in “The Farm and Food File” since 1993. But the syndicated columnist notes that he would always get the greatest reader response from the times he’d write about his youth on a southern Illinois dairy farm.

Those experiences of “living the good life at 50 cents an hour” are chronicled in The Land of Milk and Uncle Honey. In the book Guebert, remembers the people that made the farm what it was, like Jackie the farmhand and his gentle and kind, yet destructive, Uncle Honey.

Alan Guebert talks about Uncle Honey and the roots of his book in this video:

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