These are tough times on the farm, we’re told. Commodity prices are down and the harvest again was way too bountiful. Many farmers are now losing money.
It’s not that we disbelieve any of the stories we’re hearing. We just wonder what it is that farmer Derek Klingenberg is doing right to make the business consistently look so gosh darned fun.
He’s the guy who first got famous with by serenading his cows with a trombone and it’s been nothing but glamour and manure ever since for the guy.
He released his latest effort yesterday.
About the blogger
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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