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Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Fri Jan 24, 2014 02:08 PM CST

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- I have a couple of farmer buddies that show up when friends gather. Somewhere between the potluck dinner, games of bags or horseshoes and apple pie, we always have a discussion about what's new in our respective fields.

This past weekend, it was too cold to play outside and we were at a finger-food birthday party. I had to stifle more than one giggle as these guys negotiated delicate teacups with their once-too-often-smashed thumbs. The good news is we had more time to verbally mull over farming than if we were distracted by competitive sports.

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