Business: Advice and Dissent

"The American farmer today is land happy and iron crazy. He buys bigger equipment because he figures he is going to own more land; then he has to buy land to justify the expense. Then the farmer realizes he is not making much of a living considering his capital investment, and he quits. "

This sharp dissent to the "get big or get out" philosophy comes from, of all people, David Garst, 52, the ruler of a family agribusiness empire big enough to make him a prairie Rockefeller. Based in Coon Rapids, Iowa, the...

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