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Elizabeth Williams DTN Special Correspondent
Fri May 10, 2013 06:38 AM CDT

INDIANOLA, Iowa (DTN) -- The drawback to land ownership is it's not cash and you can't spend it. On the other hand, devoted farm landowners like Doug Rupp of Stryker, Ohio, think that negative is also land ownership's most redeeming feature.

Rupp and his wife, Nancy, spent their adult life accumulating farmland on his high school teacher's salary, buying Ohio properties even when farmland went out of fashion in the 1980s and traveling as far as South America to scout deals. Now their 1,300 acres are a sizable investment he does not want his kids or grandkids to squander.

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