God bless the farmers in the Great Plains of the USA. They not only feed America and much of the world but also hold down the topsoil between the coasts, while tolerating long winters, bad restaurants, social isolation and boredom.
Driving through Nebraska felt like going back in time twenty years. Some of the women still wear their high school hairdos from the eighties, while men wear caps and drive pickup trucks like cowboys riding horses.
The Great Plains, known as the “world’s breadbasket”, spreads east from the Rocky Mountains from Canada to Texas and spills over the Mississippi River and into the Midwest. It’s a giant outdoor food factory, with water from the rivers irrigating the crops, which feed people and cattle. The land is populated by patriotic people who work hard and still believe in God and conservative values. They hold down the topsoil and then some.