"All along the highway that early summer the land was beautiful. The sky stretched bare. Tattered silver windbreaks bounded flat, plowed fields that the government had paid to lie fallow. Everything else was a dull tan—the dry ditches, the drying crops, the buildings of farms and towns. Rain would come just in time that year. Driving north, I could see the earth lifting. The wind was hot and smelled of tar and the moving dust." —Louise Erdrich, "Love Medicine"
Midwesterner is a publication about food and agriculture in the American Midwest.