If the cubicle-bound day job doesn’t work out, maybe you can be a crop duster. The Associated Press reports today the demand for crop dusters has — ummm — taken off this year.
“Some new products came out to control disease in corn and soybeans, and those are applied when crops are mature, so the demand has been tremendous,” said 56-year-old crop duster Tim Steier, of Blue Earth, Minn.
The surge in demand is largely because of corn and soybean crops.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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