This book is full of inspiring quotes like that one. He's not ranting and raving. You'll often hear him sharing alternate perspectives. People may think he's over reacting. In the 50's and 60's when I was growing up the state thought nothing of buying flat land by the rivers. Easier to build a road on that going over the hills but it was bound to be some of the best farmland in the area. But that's ok. There are hi-tech farms in the mid-west. Higher producing. More efficient.
Looking around today, you'll see family farms are seriously disappearing. Fifty years ago alot of people thought that would never happen.