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Farming on the Mother Road-1
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Tue Jul 1, 2014 02:28 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- John Steinbeck described Route 66 as "the mother road, the road of migrants" as jobless workers and tenant farmers who lost their land packed belongings and headed west in old jalopies searching for opportunity in California.

Route 66 was once dubbed America's Main Street, a 2,448-mile road that snaked through small-town America from Chicago to Santa Monica, Calif.

Today, it's a historic byway, supplanted in national economic importance by the interstate highways that connect major urban centers and by river and rail lines.

People in towns along the route have created an aura of heritage tourism to ...

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