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Doug Kokesh, of rural Wagner, does chores on his family farm last week. (Jordan Steffen/Republic)

Father's hard times visit son on farm

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WAGNER -- If there's an adage Wagner farmer-rancher Doug Kokesh lives by, it's, "You've got to live within your means." Kokesh, 52, is thankful for this year's timely rains, but he's not about to get cocky. When you live the farm life, things can turn on a dime. He's seen it happen.


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