Lessons Learned
Fri Feb 1, 2013 08:00 PM CST

The Carnahans are racing to finish soybean harvest in the bottomlands along the West Fork of the White River, near Vincennes, in southwest Indiana. Dennis is running the combine while his son, Philip, maneuvers a grain cart alongside to receive another load of buttermilk-colored beans.

In October 2012, Dennis isn't emptying the combine as often as he would in most years. Drought has taken its toll. The soil at the edges of the field shows cracks. The stunted maturation of the crop resulted in soybean leaves that are still green, yet the pods ...

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