Mikie rides in Ronnie Flatt's tractor

July 7, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CDT
Ronnie Flatt and Mikie, his cocker spaniel, fire up his John Deere combine to harvest winter wheat near Centralia. Flatt said he has always had a dog with him in his 46 years of farming.

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