after the cutting of rice in Arkansas, the farmers burn the fields. if you look closely, you can see the smoke ascending from the beginning of the burn. just above the trees on the right, you can see a darkening where the smoke from an adjacent field was already burning.


rice field


The farmer is the only man in our economy who buys everything at retail, sells everything at wholesale, and pays the freight both ways.
— John F. Kennedy, (35th President of the United States)