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America’s veterans returning to rural roots

By Mark Parker
Veterans have stood tall for America and now rural America is standing tall for them. Nearly a million servicemen and servicewomen have left their rural communities behind in the past decade to defend the values American’s cherish.

As they return home, the Veteran Farmers Project greets them with help in unlocking opportunities in agriculture. Frontier Farm Credit is supporting that effort by providing financial expertise to vets interested in exploring growing possibilities beyond the city limits.

Protecting property from the bad guys

By Mark Parker
Most of the time, it’s pretty peaceful out in the country. The solitude farm folks enjoy, however, leaves them vulnerable to bad guys attracted by asset-packed farmsteads.

From locks and lights to high-tech sensors, farm families have wide-ranging security options. According to one veteran lawman, though, common sense is often the best defense against rural crime.

A Sweet Harvest

by Mark Parker

Growth on the Duane Heck family farm near Westphalia, Kan., could be better measured in ears than acres. The Hecks have used sweet corn and other garden crops to expand their operation’s intensity and increase cash flow.

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