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Chris Chinn draws some comparison between her work on the family farm and as director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture. The fifth-generation family farmer from Shelby County was the featured speaker at Tuesday night's First Bankers Trust Ag Banquet.
Hogs have been raised on Ben Hugenberg's family farm his entire life, so in 2013, when equipment upgrades were needed to continue, a contract operation was considered. "The cost of these new buildings is substantial, so the contract offers a lot less risk than owning the swine, and it also offers a subsidy toward the grain operation," Hugenberg said.
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