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Straight And Narrow

Precision guidance and narrow rows push production to new heights.

The marriage of two new technologies is putting growers on a path to higher production. An added bonus…with such extreme precision, a higher percentage of the field goes into production, allowing growers to work around obstacles, ditches, and waterways, all in the name of discovering the narrow path to 300-bushel corn.


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Paint The Town

Paint The Town

Stroll through downtown Linden, Tenn., and you’ll see a small town working hard to save itself. The revitalization effort is being spearheaded by two Rhode Island transplants, Kathy and Michael Dumont. “We held town meetings to talk about it,” says Michael, “and we realized there is a growing nostalgia for small-town America. A lot of places have to fabricate that, but we already had it.”

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    Turnout In The Flint Hills

    Turnout In The Flint Hills

    Every spring, nearly 3,000 trucks roll into the Flint Hills of central Kansas to deliver up to 300,000 head of cattle to these rich grasslands. Ranch managers, cowboys, and truckers work together as the cattle are quickly unloaded, catalogued, and trailered to the surrounding pastures. Join us for a closer look at this annual tradition.

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      The Toothpick is Mightier than the Hoe

      The Toothpick is Mightier than the Hoe

      What to do about tough weeds? One Montana researcher breeds specialty fungi to attack problem weeds, including a particularly troublesome pest that cripples African corn production. The fungi are allowed to colonize ordinary toothpicks, which are then inserted into the soil in problem areas.

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