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Check and Certify
Tue Jul 29, 2014 03:06 PM CDT

Mark Fincham's family has been farming near Pratt, in south-central Kansas, for almost 130 years. As part of his effort to help the business last at least another century in ever-more regulated times, he hired a firm that conducts annual inspections to assess the farm's safety, security and environmental sustainability.

"I was excited about it, actually," says Fincham, who operates Heartland Family Farms with his wife, Lisa, and brother, Craig. "I'm on the weird side. I think this stuff is cool."

The Finchams farm 4,000 acres and, this year, will custom-farm about 1,000 ...

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