Farmer planting wheat the way his grandfather used to

Ray Wetzel is planting winter wheat like many other Kansas farmers, but unlike most of them, he’s sitting atop a 70-year-old machine and smelling the dirt as he moves along.Planting wheat with a 1953 planter makes perfect sense to this central Kansas farmer. He loves his old machines and wonders why smaller farmers go into debt and toss away useful equipment.”Dad didn’t buy it until 1957,” Wetzel said with a sparkle in his eye. “I remember the day he brought […]

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