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Frederick County farmers navigate volatile global grain market

August 8, 2023
This shot makes me thirsty! I love how this shot turned out. I was about 10 meters above the ground with my Mavic Pro. This is a small winery in the mid-Willamette Valley outside Salem, Oregon. This is one of the biggest wine-producing areas in the country and it makes for some wonderful evening drone flights.

Tom Mullineaux’s father taught him that working in agriculture is a gamble. “My father said, ‘I can take this money and plant a crop or I can go to Las Vegas. It’s about the same,'” Mullineaux, the owner of Epix Seed Co., said. When Russia invaded Ukraine — one of the top global grain producers in the world — in February 2022, Frederick County farmers had to navigate a volatile market.

 

 

Article Source: Frederick News-Post

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