Over at the Morning News, Amy Halloran writes about an afternoon at a farm auction in Central New York -- and some thoughts about local grain production, and the future of farming: "We know how Olympians train. How Ponzi schemes bilk us. How American Idol makes a star. How come we don't know the first thing about the flour that makes our bread?"

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