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Letter Re: 2,000+ Antique Books on Farming Available on-Line

Good morning,
While shopping for an antique agriculture book, I found this web site at Cornell University [1]. It is a link to 2,047 antique agriculture books online from Cornell University. Since I farm organically I like to read how the farmers did it 100+ years ago before cheap oil and John Deere tractors. I thought your readers might be interested. – Adam in Ohio

JWR Replies: I must add this proviso: Keep in mind that 19th Century safety standards were considerably more relaxed than today’s, so old formularies and “farm knowledge” books often do not include any safety warnings. Use common sense around chemicals, flammables, unwarded gears and cutting blades, heavy objects, and so forth. Stay safe.