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Monday, May 16, 2011

Farmers across America ditch tractors for oxen in bid to beat rising fuel prices

Wisconsin-based traditional farming school teaches 20 farmers every weekend from all over country

(UK Daily Mail) -
When farmers Danielle and Matt Boerson realized they could no longer afford to run their tractors, they took the bull by the horns - and ditched them for oxen.

Soaring petrol prices had become so high that the couple, who run an 80-acre farm near Madison, Wisconsin, were forced to get rid of their two tractors, hay baler, plough and rotavator.

So they took a course at the agricultural institute in traditional farming techniques.


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