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An Urban's Rural View
Urban C. Lehner Editor Emeritus
Mon Feb 23, 2015 05:26 PM CST

In the polarized world of ideological combat, big commercial farmers and environmentalists are enemies. In this world's name-calling skirmishes, the aggies are greedy polluting factory farmers, the enviros evil schemers and impractical dreamers.

In the more give-and-take real world, the two sides often join forces.

That's because both know that what's good for the environment often turns out to be good for the bottom line. Productivity gains and cost savings go hand in hand with reduced erosion and runoff, lower carbon emissions and improved wildlife habitat.

South Dakota rancher Chad Weiszhaar is living proof of that.

Working with Ducks Unlimited, ...

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