CROPS NEWS
Argentine vs. U.S. Agriculture
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Tue Dec 11, 2012 03:17 PM CST

CHICAGO (DTN) -- Farming in South America isn't for the faint-hearted. But for U.S. farmers Lee and J.W. Trimmer, it offered an opportunity to grow that simply wasn't afforded back home in the U.S.

With their 1,000 acres in northwest Missouri insufficient to sustain three families, Lee, his brother J.W. and his father John decided to go where they could get more bang for their farming buck -- Argentina. So, back in 1998, a newly-graduated Lee decamped to the Argentine pampas, armed with a $75,000 loan, a cellphone and a bicycle, to build the South American branch of the family ...

Quick View
  • Betting on Shorter Beans Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Purdue University have pinpointed a gene that produ...
  • Farming on the Mother Road - 5 Chris Clayton has been continuing his trip looking at the state of agriculture along historic Rou...
  • Farmers Pivot Back After Storms The majority of center pivots damaged by severe weather earlier this summer in Nebraska are up an...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 3 As crop prices and insurance coverage swoon, farmers may need to supplement incomes with federal ...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • AFBF Appeal The American Farm Bureau Federation asked a federal appeals court to reverse a lower court's Sept...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 2 Commodity payments are largely capped at $125,000 per person. People must also report under $900,...
  • Ask the Vet What can I do to prevent the spread of facial warts in my herd?
Related News Stories
Sask Harvest Behind Pace
Bin Busting Rain
USDA Weekly Crop Progress
Midwest Crop Tour - Final
Farming on the Mother Road - 7
Midwest Crop Tour - Day 4
Midwest Crop Tour - Day 4
Midwest Crop Tour - Day 3
Midwest Crop Tour - Day 3
Midwest Crop Tour - Day 2