Norman Borlaug: I stood up and I said, “We can’t produce the wheat that Mexico needs just in the Yaqui Valley or in Sinaloa. We’ve got to work in all the areas where wheat wasn’t an important crop, especially the Bajillo, and if I’m not permitted to do that, I’ll leave.” I stood and I said, “If Joe Rupert wants to accept it, I’ll leave tomorrow. Otherwise, I’ll wait until you have a satisfactory replacement.” Before I got to the door, Joe Rupert stood up and walked out with me. And when I got to my office and Dorothy Parker — who was our librarian — she handed me the mail. And in this mail was a letter written to (George) Harrar by a very practical farmer in the Yaqui Valley who had his farm right adjacent to us. He used to loan us machinery because originally in 1933 or 4 when Rodolfo Calles was governor, he set up that station where I worked. It must’ve been a model for all of Latin America — good machinery far before its time, all kinds of the best strains of animals, both dairy animals and beef, chickens, goats, sheep. When I arrived, this was all ruined. The poor guy who was the director, Leon Manzo, he didn’t have any budget. He wanted to do something, but that’s the way it was. ‘Til I figured if we could get two generations a year, we could overcome this faster.