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View From the Cab
Tue Oct 29, 2013 01:25 PM CDT

LANGDON, Mo. (DTN) -- More than any government program or commodity fund investment, it is sheer demand for raw products that sets the course of U.S. agriculture. But demand, up or down, has little to do with day-to-day activities on the farm. Regardless of weather, holidays or personal need, seeds must be planted, grain picked, livestock fed.

That's what makes duty-driven American farmers like View from the Cab farmers William "Shep" Sheppard of Louisiana, Mo., and Kane Bercaw of Union City, Mich., the worker bees of modern agriculture.

In horseracing terms, Kane and Shep ...

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