Portrait of a Farmer

By Don Shearon

First Published October 14, 1971With Fairbury's Chamber of Commerce preparing to host its 22nd annual agri-business banquet next Monday evening, this seems an appropriate time to revive a “Portrait of a Farmer,” which has been making the rounds for quite a long while.No one seems able to identify its author. But following the piece's publication in the Congressional Record at the request of former Rep. Richard L. Roudebush of Indiana, the “portrait” began to be reprinted in various sections of the country.That it is not factory-fresh can be seen when one considers that Mr. Roudebush retired from Congress at the end of 1970,...


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