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God is making fewer farmers

For a second, it was as if home had suddenly popped up, bigger than life, on our television screens.

The Super Bowl was all over except for the confetti and the celebrating on the gridiron, when, instead of a silly Dorito commercial, we were treated to some beautiful words spoken by a voice that has been silent for years.

Dodge’s “God Made a Farmer” Super Bowl commercial, running two minutes long and narrated by the late radio commentator Paul Harvey, struck a chord with much of the nation, especially those of us who live here in the heartland.

The piece consists of still photos of farm scenes – farmhouses and barns, dirt-crusted farmers with beat-up hands and weathered faces, tractors at work in fields. One reason the ad hit home is nearly every image could have been shot here in South Dakota.

The ad is uplifting and a bit discomforting, all at the same time.

Read more here:

http://plaintalk.net/2013/02/between-the-lines-god-is-making-fewer-farmers/

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