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America’s farmers work doubly hard for the money

In my 19 years of working for a farmers cooperative, I’ve seen all types of farmers and ranchers.
There have always been “weekend farmers” for whom farming is a lark, a small supplemental income or a tax write-off. Other herdsmen and planters have farming in their DNA. They yearn to be able to maintain farms handed down through generations and support their families SOLELY through the sweat of their brow in the croplands, pastures, orchards and dairy barns.
In a conglomerate-dominated business, things look less promising for “the little guys” all the time.
According to a February 26 Wall ...


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