EQUIPMENT NEWS
Machinery Chatter
Russ Quinn DTN Staff Reporter
Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:22 AM CDT

When my wife and I got married, Tracie was introduced to the inter-workings of running a farm. She grew up in a small Nebraska town but her parents did not farm, although her grandparents did nearby.

That first spring of writing out seed, fertilizer, ag chemical, feed, etc. bills led her to tell me she couldn't believe how much money we were dealing with. I told her compared to many other farmers we are fairly small. Can you imagine the amount of bills if we were farming thousands of acres compared to hundreds, I remember telling her.

I am just ...

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