Double Crop the Americas - 1
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Fri May 25, 2012 06:58 AM CDT

AUSTIN, Texas (DTN) -- Lee Trimmer's South American farming adventure started out of necessity in 1998. That was the year he graduated from college and the year his father and uncle dissolved what had been a joint 10,000-acre northwest Missouri row-crop operation. The transition left Lee, his brother J.W. and his dad, John, with only 1,000 acres and a few pieces of machinery, too small an enterprise even then to support three families.

Instead of taking a job offer at DeKalb Seeds, Lee headed to Argentina and J.W. quit his job as a lawyer to help John rebuild the Missouri ...

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