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Yes, I have a great job at Agweek

ELIZABETH, Minn. -- I'm on a two-day, four-story swing through eastern and central Minnesota that covers corn, wheat, soybeans, sunflowers, cattle and (of course) interesting people. The stories will run over several weeks in Agweek magazine and ...

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Elizabeth, Minn., farmer David Holt (l) with Jonathan Knutson of Agweek.

 

 

ELIZABETH, Minn. --  I'm on a two-day, four-story swing through eastern and central Minnesota that covers corn, wheat, soybeans, sunflowers, cattle and (of course) interesting people. The stories will run over several weeks in Agweek magazine and on Agweek TV, beginning this weekend. 

One of the stories features my visit with David Holt, who raises crops and cattle near Elizabeth, Minn. Two years ago I did a package of stories about farmers and ranchers with Parkinson's disease, which David is battling. The new story -- which I'm planning for the July 9 print issue of Agweek -- will update David's ongoing battle with the disease,  and also look at the condition of his 2018 crops. Without giving away too much in advance: his crops, especially corn, are developing nicely. And though some changes are coming in his farming operation, David continues to fight the good fight -- and successfully so -- against Parkinson's.

Attached is a photo of David and me standing in his neck-high corn.  (David is on the left; I'm wearing the brown hat and squinting into the sun.). The old saying that corn should be knee-high by the Fourth of July clearly is out of date. 

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Also, Derek Fletcher, AgweekTV videographer, put together this short promotional video of David and me looking over one of his wheat fields on a pleasant late-June afternoon.  The wheat looks good, not great -- not nearly as good as his corn -- and it's definitely a clean field. (Which means the weeds are well under control.)

Visiting interesting people and walking through good-looking fields -- yes, I have a great job at Agweek.

 

 

 

Opinion by Jonathan Knutson
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