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Where Did That Come From?

First, the plan was for this column to hopefully address what was in the new Farm Bill.  Well, Congress has admitted that won’t be happening anytime soon so let’s examine where some common words used in agriculture came from.   While the majority of the world has switched to the metric system of weights and measures, we have stubbornly clung to centuries old terms.  The exception is in the area of farm machinery where much of the equipment used is made and/or sold overseas so there metric is the rule.  Perhaps a major reason many of us past ...

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