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Ag's Great Affluenza - 5
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Fri May 2, 2014 07:16 AM CDT

Editor's Note: "Ag's Great Affluenza" series analyzes how record U.S. farm incomes this past decade affected grain agriculture's long-term financial strength and global competitiveness. Subscribers can find other pieces in this series under Recent Features.


HADDONFIELD, N.J. (DTN) -- Justin Topp farms in the open sky country of east-central North Dakota. For more than a hundred years, it was rolling grassland that nurtured cattle, wheat and small grain operations, before the corn and soybean invasion a decade ago. In this decade, it could be reshaped by North America's 21st century fertilizer revolution.

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