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View From the Cab
Mon Jun 23, 2014 01:46 PM CDT

LANGDON, Mo. (DTN) -- Since the late 19th century when average American laborers worked about 60 hours per week, there has been a steady decline to 30-something hours today. But for View From the Cab farmers Karen Johnson of Avoca, Iowa, and Jamie Harris of Madison, Fla., working overtime is just part of the job.

While overtime is usually compensated at a higher rate of pay, farmers work overtime simply to keep pay scales from falling. That's the way it's been for Jamie and his family, where a shortage of field workers meant he, ...

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