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Did Farmers of the Past Know More Than We Do?

By Jen Risley (November 8, 2012)

By Verlyn Klinkenborg, Originally Posted in The New York Times

A couple years ago, I saw a small field of oats growing in northwest Iowa — a 40-acre patch in a sea of genetically modified corn and soybeans. It was an unusual sight. I asked my cousins, who still farm what my dad always called the “home place,” whether someone had added oats to the rotation of crops being planted. The answer was no. Keep reading Did Farmers of the Past Know More Than We Do?

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