Returning soldiers cheered at airport

December 30, 2009

Loud cheers greeted the return of Indiana National Guard soldiers who spent 10 months in Afghanistan helping farmers improve the production and marketing of their crops. Hundreds of people welcomed the 63 members of the 1-19th Agribusiness Development Team as they arrived about 6 a.m. Wednesday at Stout Field in Indianapolis. The soldiers brought new farming techniques to the country, where agriculture has declined over the past 30 years as crops have been replaced by poppies in the illegal opium trade.

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