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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — As technology has advanced, jobs in agriculture have changed. Work on the farm and at agribusinesses has shifted, reflecting greater efficiency, although the value of a skilled workforce remains critical.

"I am hoping there will be a pretty good yield due to timely rains and again missing the bad storms!" Earlier this week, crop watcher Sterling Severtson was expecting to begin harvest in southwestern Minnesota. 

    Veteran Nebraska farmer (and long-time Midwest Messenger subscriber) Frank Stander sits astride his McCormick Farmall Super M at his farm. Stander purchased the tractor brand new almost 70 years ago. This week was Stander’s birthday. Happy Birthday Frank from all of us at the Midwest Messenger!

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    How’s everyone doing? I heard the other day that some of the local guys around here are expecting diesel to reach $5 going into next year. The…

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