Ag Right with Agweek reporter Jonathan Knutson
McVille, N.D. -- Back in the bad old days, or so the story goes, turnips were eaten by poor people and livestock, while rich folks and the aristocracy considered themselves too good for turnips. So, turnips came to be associated with uneducated, unsophisticated people, leading to the phrase, "falling off the turnip truck." It's a good story and probably accurate, though I can't be sure.
October 25, 2016 - 7:50am