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Farming on the Mother Road - 7
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:45 AM CDT

MORIARTY, N.M. (DTN) -- Jim Schwebach of Moriarty, N.M., remembers high traffic and accidents as he hauled hay to Albuquerque dairy farms on Route 66 before Interstate 40 was built.

"I don't miss Route 66," he said. "I hate I-40, but I don't miss the old road."

New Mexico doesn't have some of the ostentatious roadside art or tourist stops of other states along Route 66. The ever-changing landscape of plateaus and mountains largely keeps drivers entertained. The elevation on Route 66 rises to 7,200 feet at the Continental Divide.

Drivers staying true to Route 66 in New Mexico have ...

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