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Opinion: Extremes are the norm for S.D. farmers

Published 05/12/2010, Republic columnist

If you grow up on a farm, for as long as you live, the regular crop and livestock reports from the U.S. Agriculture Department are required reading.
It’s been a long time since I actually worked a farm. I was a kid about the time gumbo was invented in Lyman County. Even so, I read the ag reports, worry about the weather and temperature and generally act like someone who is nervous about getting the last quarter-section of corn planted.

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