Amish return to their plows after layoffs at RV factory


After career changes from farming to small businesses such as making heaters, more Amish workers are returning to their farms as the recession sweeps into their work lives.

A Christian Science Monitor story details how more Amish are returning to the traditional Amish livelihood of farming, citing the case of former RV factory worker John Bontrager, an Amish man who was building FEMA trailers. More than half the Amish men in northern Indiana had factory jobs, but the collapse of the RV industry last year led to many of them losing their jobs.