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"But there ain't much plowing going on anymore. Now it's surface planting quite a bit. They don't even use a disc too much. My son-in-law and grandson, the stalks, they shred the stalks [corn stalks left from last year's crop] early, and then fertilize and then plant down damn row they did last year. And then it's just not deep either, surface planting."

Elroy Hoffman on the Evolution of Farming

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Cream and Eggs
Lanterns to Electricity
Electricity for Farmwork
Getting Married
Working for the Wessels
Dust Storms
Getting an FSA Loan