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"English farmers visit their fields. German farmers work all day in their fields. Dutch farmers SLEEP in their fields."
On paper you'd expect them to have the same farmways. But they're so hecking different.
the US horticulture industry has a heavy presence of Dutch descendants, considering how many US farmers in general are of English descent.
What they DON'T tell you is it means farm families can be kinda stuck with the approach they came over the ocean with.
It's centered on crops that store at room temperature & aren't very time-sensitive compared to most fruits & veg.
But they're distinct enough that it literally became a farm saying.
Your "blood and soil" types have this idea that there's this relationship and harmony between The Land and The People, and farming and food are the way they are because of National Character or some shit.
But they couldn't be more different.
In other words... because of class dynamics.