NEWS
Road Trip
Victoria G. Myers Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Fri Jan 30, 2015 05:03 PM CST

T.J. Menn knows what it feels like to plow a field of soybeans, put up fresh hay, raise a pig or deliver a calf. That is the stuff this Illinois farm kid thinks of when he thinks of home. Those are the memories he's carried with him to West Point, to Iraq and Afghanistan, and now to Harvard University.

Menn, a student at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, grew frustrated when he continued to hear professors repeat the line: "Farmers in America are simply subsidized to do nothing."

"That was the extent to which I felt agricultural policy ...

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