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Business Beat
2:15 pm
Wed April 11, 2012

Business Beat: Railroad Looking to Roll Again

Cows at Terry Van Maanen's farm in Sioux County, Iowa, wait to be milked.
Kathleen Masterson Harvest Public Media

This week: Find out how one community is going back in time to move businesses forward.  Plus, what dairy farmers want more protection in the 2012 Farm Bill.

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5:40 pm
Wed February 8, 2012

Farmers buy equipment to have more say in the market

Larry Stolte added a 75,000-bushel grain bin a few years ago, and timed it just right to hit the commodity market jackpot.
Kathleen Masterson Harvest Public Media

Across the corn belt, more farmers are putting up their own grain bins —giant, metal cylindrical storage silos.  In the past year alone, farmers nationwide have added some 300 million bushels of on-farm storage, up 2 percent from the previous year.

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