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Woodbury: Farm Family Business
Lance Woodbury DTN Farm Business Adviser
Mon Aug 13, 2012 09:11 AM CDT

While some reality television shows have a positive, uplifting message, most shows are based on conflict, tension and stress. TV producers have figured out that the viewing public enjoys the drama around other people's situations and relationships. We just love to see the Donald fire someone, to see the Housewives gossip or Mobwives fight, or to watch the Kardashian sisters' latest problems.

If someone wanted to film a reality show in agriculture, this might be the summer to do it: drought, crop destruction, market volatility, labor shortages, livestock liquidation, water depletion, insurance audits, land prices, land competition, loan renewals, uncertain ...

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