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"We got rid of the horses as the tractors came in. Most farmers traded their horses for a tractor. I know Dad traded four horses for a John Deere A tractor. And the neighbors traded for a John Deere B tractor, which was much smaller, for two horses. They had to trade. They didn't have any money, weren't raising enough crops to save any money… Farmers put in more time with tractors than they did with horses. The horses could only take so much work, and then they had to come in and have their noon rest. But with a tractor you can take a sandwich out to the field, sit there and keep going. And some farmers did that… We farmed a little bit more on account of it."

Herbert Heine - Trading horses for tractors

   

Other Excerpts from Herbert Heine's Interview:

The morning routine
Trading horses for tractors
Spreading manure

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