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Brian Korthals/Daily Globe This sight of a farmer's tillage equipment encroaching on the public right-of-way was found in Bigelow Township. County and township officials plan to crack down on farmers who plow and plant too close to the road.

The farmer's encroachment

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WORTHINGTON -- Take a drive in the country these days and you may notice a changing landscape -- one in which some farmers are inching their implements beyond what used to be fence rows and plowing up portions of public rights of way.


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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at
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