Mrs. Grimm -- who farms with her husband, Leon, north of Bloomfield -- explained how she took up the cause. "This was kind of a slow year for news, so I didn't have anything exciting to put in my annual Christmas letter," she said. "I decided to make a 'political statement.' "
She wrote in her letter to family and friends: "There have been other occasions for ribbons -- yellow for missing loved ones, red for AIDS, pink for breast cancer research and now green for American farmers and ranchers. Please wear these ribbons to show your support for the proud Americans who feed our nation."
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