In this Oct. 7, 2010 photo, central Illinois farmer Brandon Hedges walks back to his combine while harvesting soybeans in Pawnee, Ill. While most of the American economy has struggled the past few ... more 
In this Oct. 7, 2010 photo, central Illinois farmer Brandon Hedges walks back to his combine while harvesting soybeans in Pawnee, Ill. While most of the American economy has struggled the past few years companies with a hand in agriculture have enjoyed a good ride. High food prices that have pumped up farmer income have also improved the fortunes of companies like Deer & Company, ADM, Monsanto and Syngenta. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Seth Perlman
Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:34 PM EDT