NEWS
Argentine vs. U.S. Agriculture
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Tue Dec 11, 2012 03:17 PM CST

CHICAGO (DTN) -- Farming in South America isn't for the faint-hearted. But for U.S. farmers Lee and J.W. Trimmer, it offered an opportunity to grow that simply wasn't afforded back home in the U.S.

With their 1,000 acres in northwest Missouri insufficient to sustain three families, Lee, his brother J.W. and his father John decided to go where they could get more bang for their farming buck -- Argentina. So, back in 1998, a newly-graduated Lee decamped to the Argentine pampas, armed with a $75,000 loan, a cellphone and a bicycle, to build the South American branch of the family ...

Quick View
  • The New Dicamba At an event exhibiting the company's soon-to-arrive Dicamba-tolerant soybean trait, Monsanto repr...
  • Rates Too Low Too Long Discounted interest rates have led to unintended consequences in land values, a shortage of funds...
  • Center Pivots Take a Beating Severe storms in mid-June have damaged hundreds of center pivot irrigation systems in Nebraska al...
  • "Easy Money Times Over" Feeding the world population won't be as hard as expected over the next decade some experts forec...
  • A Hunger for High-Tech The Gruhlkey brothers of Wildorado, Texas, are using technology and thoughtful cropping choices t...
  • Clearing the Air EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a group of agribusiness representatives that her agency want...
  • No More Outlaw Vets Veterinarians can start breathing a little easier now when they go to work, without the fear that...
  • Ask the Vet My vet diagnosed anaplaz and I've never heard of that.
Related News Stories
Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy
Crop Tech Corner
Shaw: Under the Agridome
One Lucky Day
View From the Cab
Some Locks Still Closed
Under the Agridome
Most Crops Looking Nice and Green
Watch for White Mold
View From the Cab