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Smithsonian Seeks Farming Stories From Public

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The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History has launched a new link on its website for people to share stores and photos about innovations that changed farming. Curators plan to use that material in a future exhibition on American business that's set to open in 2015.

The exhibit will also include items that farmers across the country have already donated to the museum, including information about organic farming and decreasing soil erosion, to a GPS tractor guidance system.

One farmer has also donated dairy equipment to illustrate the changes his farm has made in transitioning from a manual operation to using a computer-run system.

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