This is video of the St Charles, Illinois 2010 Scarecrow Festival.
There were over 100's of different scarecrows scattered throughout the beautiful acres of land in St Charles.
It brings everyone together to celebrate the Fall and Halloween.
We also picked this song because of this particular background:
About 70 years ago there were about 7 million farms in America. There are about 2 million today. 330 farms go under every week. This is because of unfair farm policy. The policy helps big corporate agribusiness instead of the family farmer. The government wants a cheap price for the food and they make it to hard for the family farmer to get a fair price for the food they grow.
The crops that grew last summer weren’t enough to pay the loans
Could buy the seed to plant this spring and the farmers bank foreclosed
Called my old friend Schepman up to auction off the land
He said John it’s just my job and I hope you understand
Hey calling it your job ol’ hoss sure don’t make it right
But if you want me to I’ll say a prayer for your soul tonight
And Grandma’s on the front porch swing with a bible in her hand
Sometimes I hear her singing take me to the promise land
When you take away a man’s dignity he can’t work his fields and cows
Well there’s ninety-seven crosses planted in the courthouse yard
Ninety-seven families who lost ninety-seven farms
I think about my grandpa my neighbors and my name
Some nights I feel like dyin’ like a scarecrow in the rain
Rain On the Scarecrow...
In this video clip, you'll see a desolate farm on Rt 64 .... surviving but surrounded by Walmart, Bets Buy and tons of other stores which killed the other farms.
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