- By By Peter J. McGuill •
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- Updated November 12, 2013 at 12 AM
The basic principles of agricultural production have remained relatively unchanged since the first plow was used to cultivate the earth. As farmers wrap up the 2013 crop year and prepare for the next, those same tasks of plowing, fertilizing and destroying the old crop are being accomplished just as they have for centuries. A closer look at modern production agriculture, however, will yield a vastly different image of farming than that of generations past.
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