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Under the Agridome
Philip Shaw DTN Columnist
Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:07 PM CDT

Forty years ago, when I was a teenager, it took three of us all day to plant a 50-acre field. Now, with planting season on my doorstep, I can plant 160 acres of soybeans by myself on a good day. Time has moved on and so has technology. The question is: Does it all work for our benefit? Or, are we all just working harder?

I ask that question a lot, especially when I talk to people about computers. Does it make us work harder, does it make our work easier, or is it something in between, like making it ...

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