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Published August 03, 2010, 10:17 AM

We started by listening to farmers; we still are

The inspiration that led to Agweek came from talking to farmers. Although I grew up in northeastern Indiana, in a region surrounded by fields of corn and soybeans, my agricultural background was strictly as a consumer. My career in the newspaper business had been in large cities: Detroit, Philadelphia and Miami.

By: Mike Maidenberg, Special to Agweek

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