Reporter Turned Farmer Dead at 61
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Ward Sinclair, who covered agriculture for The Washington Post before giving up daily journalism to become an organic farmer, died of cancer Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He was 61.
Sinclair, a native of Bloomington, Ill., joined the Post in 1977 after working in the Washington bureau of the Louisville Times and Louisville Courier-Journal.
He was assigned as agriculture reporter in 1981, but gave it up seven years later to take up farming in Dott, Pa., selling his organically grown produce at farm markets. He also wrote a column, ``Truckpatch,″ for the Post’s weekly food section.
Survivors include his wife, Cass Peterson; two children, a grandchild, a brother and four sisters.