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Ag's Great Affluenza - 7
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Tue May 6, 2014 06:41 AM CDT

Editor's Note: In our Ag's Great Affluenza series, DTN examined the windfall farmers and the ag industry received, and what's been done with those gains, following the commodity price boom. In the second of his two stories, DTN Staff Reporter Todd Neeley looks at the consequences of that boom. Find other pieces in this series at http://www.dtn.com/…


OMAHA (DTN) -- Farmer Ken Hofer sees the South Dakota landscape changing around him.

Many of Hofer's neighbors in Hitchcock, S.D., are removing strips of trees and planting corn and soybeans.

"Big farmers want to farm fence line to fence line," the corn, ...

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