Why Save Our Past?

Highland cattle, a breed which originated in the Scottish Highlands, is the oldest registered breed in the United States. (Photo credit: Photodisc/Getty Images)

A hundred years ago or so, there was plenty of variety in agriculture. Worldwide, farmers raised thousands of different animal breeds and grew just as many varieties of plants. As farms grew bigger and became more industrialized, however, fewer and fewer species were used as crops and livestock. [Read more…]