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Farm tires: Making dreams into reality
Thomas Farmer stretched his arms and yawned as he sat down upon the grassy hill overlooking the golden expanse of his acreage. It had been a long day in the fields, and the heat of the sun made him very sleepy...
He'd only been asleep minutes when he woke with a start. A man, dressed in farmer's overalls stood over him, extending a helping hand. Thomas pulled himself up, rubbed his eyes, and looked around in amazement. The landscape of his farm had changed quite a bit.
"Is this a dream?" he asked.
"It's the future," replied the farmer.
Well, it seems Thomas fell asleep for quite a while, decades in fact. He took a little nap in the late summer of 1951 and not unlike Rip Van Winkle, he woke up forty years later to find an incredible reality -- the advancements of the farming industry.
Not everything's different
Thomas couldn't figure out what had happened. So he tried to feel his situation out very carefully. "That's quite a crop you have," he said, pointing to the vast field of wheat.
The farmer shook his head. "It could've been a lot better."
The overall economy has always been a major factor in farming and it always will be.
1991 proved to be a mixed year for farmers. The drought hit a number of places hard. The war in the Middle East brought the world economy to a halt.
Still, a number of farmers made money.
But they were extremely cautious of what they bought. They saved their money. They remember the mid-'80s too well.