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By Amy Bickel
The Hutchinson News 

'Everyone goes hungry' as farm economy suffers in Kansas


HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — The seat of his combine is a good place for Tom Giessel to reflect and ponder.

He is cutting a bumper stand of wheat on the outskirts of Larned — a unique "sweet spot" in Kansas, he calls it. This parcel is located next to a new grade school where crews on this day are busy doing finishing touches before it opens in August, The Hutchinson News ( ) reported.

He and his wife, Sheryl, gifted the land, once part of his wheat acreage, to the youth of Pawnee County.

They are the future, he said. The community has done a lot for his family over the...

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