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Double Crop the Americas - 2
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Tue May 29, 2012 07:17 AM CDT

HADDONFIELD, N.J. (DTN) -- Don't underestimate the advantages of farming in the U.S.

With little more than a $75,000 loan, a cell phone, a bike and a recent college degree, Lee Trimmer left his hometown of Mound City, Mo., to farm the Pampas of Argentina in 1999, eventually parlaying his South American operation to 9,200 rented acres.

But while that rental model offered scale he couldn't find back home, farming in the Northern Hemisphere offered his brother, J.W., and father, John, its own rewards. In the last 12 years the Trimmer family nearly tripled their scale back home, largely with ...

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