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Full-Circle Farming
Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:29 AM CDT

Bill Couser sees farming as a full circle. If it comes off the farm, it can go back into the farm. And in just about every case, it can make money or save money for the operation in the process.

Start with the corn the Nevada, Iowa, producer grows. He hauls the grain to an ethanol plant. From there, he gets dried distillers grains (DDGs), which he brings home to feed to cattle in the family's on-farm feedlot. The manure from the cattle fertilizes several thousand acres of crops. And that's just the ...

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