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End Daylight Saving Time

A history of the concept and a plea to abolish it:

“Why did daylight saving time (DST) start, and why does it still continue? When asking a random sample of people we heard two answers again and again: ‘To help the farmers’ or ‘Because of World War I … or was it World War II?’


In fact, farmers generally oppose daylight saving time. In Indiana, where part of the state observes DST and part does not, farmers have opposed a move to DST. And the chief adversary of daylight saving time in the United States is the Farm Bureau. Farmers, who must wake with the sun no matter what time their clock says, are greatly inconvenienced by having to change their schedule in order to sell their crops to people who observe daylight saving time.”