August 10, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CDT
Greg Buckman says he tells people he has been a farmer since before birth. He has been raising cattle and growing crops on his family farm since 1979, producing more than 100,000 bushels of grain a year on the 2,000 acres he and his son share. Buckman says that farm subsidies are important for Boone County farmers because of their lack of profit in relation to cost.

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