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Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Mon Nov 12, 2012 02:06 PM CST

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- I don't know where to start. Maybe at the end -- this week I saw a tweet that some farmers in central Illinois are moldboard plowing. I personally haven't caught any of them in the act, but it wouldn't surprise me to find a few farmers have pulled their plows from the fencerow. I've seen just about everything else in this marathon of a crop year.

Certainly the early fall that is now stretching into winter is giving us plenty of time to stir things up and compaction issues stood out like a sore thumb in ...

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