Thank a Farmer!

Thank a Farmer!
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.03

     challenging words:    droughts, jams, particularly, running, important, likely, stalls, weeding, perhaps, however, natural, kinds, amount, nearly, support, variety

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Thank a Farmer!
By Beth Beutler

1     Farms are very important. What would we do without farms? We get a lot of food from farms. What kinds of foods can you think of? Here are some of my ideas:

      Wheat and grains
2     Wow! It looks like nearly all the natural food we eat comes from a farm!
3     Farming is not easy. It takes many hours of work everyday to take care of the animals and raise crops. It was even harder in the old days. Farmers plowed fields with the help of horses and oxen. Today they have tractors that run on gas. Some have machines that can milk cows. Even so, farming can be challenging. Some farmers, particularly those in the Amish country, still use tools not powered by gasoline or electricity.

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