The farmer’s land is his capital. He can no more afford to exhaust his soil in producing farm and forest commodities than the industrialist can afford to exhaust his plant and machinery in manufacturing goods. Such a short-sighted business policy sooner or later would result in bankruptcy.
Bennett, H. H.
"Woodlands and Soil Conservation,"
Ames Forester: Vol. 30
, Article 3.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/amesforester/vol30/iss1/3