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Jim Patrico Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Fri Dec 6, 2013 11:04 AM CST

Amidst the flashy and sometimes stupid commercials on Super Bowl Sunday 2013, one stood out for its quiet message. "So God Made a Farmer" was a lean, evocative tribute to farmers everywhere. It featured powerful photographs of farm folks going about their daily lives. Color and sepia toned images floated in front of the emotional words and the iconic voice of the late broadcaster Paul Harvey. The two-minute spot struck a chord (I know there was not a dry eye in my living room.) and was the subject of conversation for weeks. "Did you see ... ?"

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