The U.S. Constitution was written by and for independent farmers who knew how to manage the naturally variable process of growing things. Industrialization of agriculture replaced most U.S. farmers with low-skill, low-wage laborers and top-down corporate/government management. Unfortunately, neither the laborers nor the managers know how to farm. They are unprepared to respond to changes in the climate, energy markets and food markets which have all become very variable. We need people who are skilled at managing the naturally variable process of growing things. We need farmers. And we need them now.