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Published November 13, 2013, 12:00 AM

Robert Malsam

In this Oct. 24 photo Robert Malsam checks corn in one of his fields near Roscoe, S.D. Malsam nearly went broke in the 1980s when corn was cheap. So now that prices are high and he can finally make a profit, he's not about to apologize for ripping up prairieland to plant corn. (AP Photo/Doug Dreyer)
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