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View From the Cab
Tue Aug 27, 2013 01:10 PM CDT

LANGDON, Mo. (DTN) -- Rainy days mean different things to different people. Taken within the context of the English language, the idiomatic expression "rainy day" represents a special time of need. But for DTN View From the Cab farmers William "Shep" Sheppard of Louisiana, Mo., and Kane Bercaw of Union City, Mich., a rainy day can be a day off -- or answer to a prayer.

Rainy days, the wet kind, are few and far between at Shep's place. Late-planted crops following spring flooding along the Salt and Mississippi rivers have had a difficult ...

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