Farmers are the only indispensable people on the face of the earth.
Here once the embattled farmers stood, And fired the shot heard round the world. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Drought-struck farmers pray for rain, in the express hope that the universe or owner thereof will hear the words and suspense the laws of meteorology for their benefit. Some, of course, actually believe just that, and for all anyone can prove they could be right. - Terry Pratchett