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Making Hay
Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:06 AM CST

When Greg and Lola Wood moved to northwest Iowa in 1996, they knew they weren't likely to find 1,000 acres of good farmland to grow corn and soybeans. So the couple opted to bring along some of the Angus cows they had in Montana and try their hand at hay production. It hasn't been easy. But it has been profitable.

The Woods named their farm BitterSweet Acres. Thankfully for the couple, the move has been more sweet than bitter. Greg has found hay production here to be competitive, and in some cases, ...

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