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Allen and Wayne Ward load empty seed containers for shipment at the family farm business in Mooreton. The ward farm covers roughly 2,500 acres. David Samson / The Forum

Rise of the megafarm: North Dakota leads the way as American farms swell

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MOORETON, N.D. - You can’t just fix tractors anymore.

The machines Wayne Ward collects, the tractors from a bygone era – those could be repaired by hand.

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Today’s tractors, though, are packed with electronic equipment. Specialists need to hook them up to computers to diagnose problems. And they’re huge – five to six times larger than the ones in Ward’s collection.

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