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Ag's Great Affluenza - 3
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Wed Apr 30, 2014 08:35 AM CDT

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


AUSTIN, Texas (DTN) -- Grain farming in other parts of the world carries substantially more risk than in the U.S., even though land, labor or variable costs are tiny compared to the U.S. Just ask Lee Trimmer.

The Missouri native initially thought a young man without an established land base would have more opportunities to farm in Argentina than in the U.S. Corn Belt in 1998, ...

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