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Under the Agridome
Fri Dec 28, 2012 03:07 PM CST

When I start my tractor up every spring, there is always great anticipation of what is before me. Of course, when I put it away in late fall, it's not quite the same. I have often said farmers are the great riverboat gamblers: they throw all kinds of money into the soil in spring and hope something happens. The 2012 growing season was surely a quintessential year, with regard to that risk management paradigm. Who knew we'd have the worst drought in modern American history?

Of course that was the biggest story of 2012, and for those of us who ...

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