I promise there will be a much better post about my past 2 weeks in the days ahead with some photos of the highlights, but for now I’m going to start with the quote above. I just spent the last 2 weeks in Brazil and Argentina touring farms and agribusinesses. While I saw a lot of amazing things, some similar to the United States and some less familiar, I kept coming back to this quote as I learned about the societies of Brazil and Argentina as compared to the United States.
It’s interesting to visit developing countries and to learn about their growth. It is also very interesting to see how agriculture fits into their societal, economic and governmental affairs as compared to a more developed nation of the United States. I find that the understanding of the importance of agriculture is much more prominent when you have a country that is largely made up of citizens living below the poverty line, that need to have access to food to continue to survive as compared to a more developed and wealthy society.