U.S. farmers

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3:00 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

Agriculture Boom in U.S.

Customers browse new machinery at Kansas City's Western Farm Show in March.
Jeremy Bernfeld Harvest Public Media

By Frank Morris

Thanks to high commodity prices and surging productivity, U.S. farmers earned a net income of nearly $98 billion last year — a record, according to the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute.

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