‘Monster’ Turns Our Farmers into Serfs and Sharecroppers
The Grapes of Wrath and its vision of enslavement to big agribusiness isn’t just our past—it is our present too.
“It’s like watching a state circle the drain.”
That’s what journalist Corie Brown said about Kansas on a recent Strong Towns podcast. This April, Brown wrote a piece for New Food Economy about her 1,800-mile drive through the state. She discussed the state’s emptying out, noting firsthand the struggles of rural towns and the farms surrounding them.