Assorted Barns, Tazewell and Woodford Counties

I see countless barns scattered throughout the countryside. Many people see these abandoned and deteriorating structures as symptoms of some sort of decline, but in reality, it is more the changing of American agriculture.

Fewer farmers are using more computerized machinery, and likewise, farms are becoming larger and larger. There is less need for small wood frame buildings that are still taxed by the State of Illinois–no, really.

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