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Guest Editorial
Philip Shaw DTN Columnist
Fri May 22, 2015 06:32 AM CDT

Soybean planting finished for me Thursday. Seeing the last soybeans going into the ground on May 21 vs. last year, when I didn't start planting corn until May 24 is just what agriculture is about. Every year is different in farming and will always be a challenge. However, I will take 2015 spring planting conditions over what happened to me last year anytime.

While planting soybeans this spring on one of my farms, I realized that this was the 30th time I had planted this field. I had bought the farm in my 20s, and now in my 50s, I'm ...

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