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Anne Waltner, Parker, South Dakota, left a full-time career as a concert pianist and educator to join her parents’ farming operation. Along the way she married, had triplet daughters and survived cancer. Of her journey and life, she says: “Can you think of anybody luckier than me?”
International factors, delayed planting pushes corn to near $8 per bushel
Right now, most ag irrigators from Boston to Bakersfield are either laughing out loud or snickering quietly as this farmer for not doing what most would have done: keep irrigating.
Blindauer will continue his new role with over two decades of service to the SDCUC.

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