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Jim Patrico Progressive Farmer Senior Editor

Tuesday 01/26/16

Year of the Drone
Interest is growing in drone use in ag, but will farmers be do-it-yourselfers or hire it out?[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 4:16PM CST 01/26/16 by Jim Patrico | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Thursday 01/21/16

SDSU Extension Specialists Offer Insight with On-Roof Snow Loads
The new Polaris side-by-side fits between models aimed strictly at sport and those made for work.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:29AM CST 01/21/16 by Russ Quinn | Post a Comment
Comments (1)
We just stick temporary post(s) for support, which can be easily removed when needed, in the machine shed after putting things away in the Fall.
Posted by Bonnie Dukowitz at 5:43PM CST 01/23/16
 

Thursday 01/14/16

Jeep Truck, Again
While Jeep has a long history of selling pickup trucks, it has not produced one in nearly 25 years because Chrysler -- and more recently the Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Group -- chose not to produce a second truck platform in competition with its own Ram brand pickups.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 6:24PM CST 01/14/16 by Dan Miller | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Thursday 01/07/16

Titan Re-launches
The new Titan XD is the first part of Nissan's re-launch of its full-sized truck line.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 7:03AM CST 01/07/16 by Jim Patrico | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 12/30/15

Tractor Sales Update
AEM reports that small tractor sales were higher in November, while total tractor sales continued to decline.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 12:52PM CST 12/30/15 by Russ Quinn | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 12/23/15

Christmas Gift from D.C.
Farmers recently got a sweet pre-Christmas gift from Washington. Congress renewed and made "permanent" Section 179 of the IRS code's $500,000 deduction on equipment purchases. That could be huge for both farmers and the farm equipment industry.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 4:23PM CST 12/23/15 by Jim Patrico | Post a Comment
Comments (1)
does 179 apply to s or c corp?
Posted by vernon hirt at 8:16AM CST 12/24/15
 

Friday 12/18/15

Polaris Launches "Work and Play" General
The new Polaris side-by-side fits between models aimed strictly at sport and those made for work.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 9:42AM CST 12/18/15 by Dan Miller | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 12/07/15

Size Matters in Krone Forage Choppers
Krone introduced four new BiG X models that are smaller than predecessors.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:25AM CST 12/07/15 by Jim Patrico | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Tuesday 12/01/15

Quinn Farm: Good Yields in 2015
Yields were quite good on Russ Quinn's family farm this year.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 1:04PM CST 12/01/15 by Russ Quinn | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 11/23/15

Diesel Feeds This Mule
Diesel versions of the venerable Mule PRO side-by-sides give added torque and wider range.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 6:23AM CST 11/23/15 by Dan Miller | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 11/11/15

Trimble Joins Acquisition Movement
Trimble, which has its fingers in many pies, including agriculture, this week announced it has acquired Agri-Trend, a Canadian company that bills itself as "North America's most expansive network of agricultural advisers."[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 9:11AM CST 11/11/15 by Jim Patrico | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 11/02/15

Honda's Flagship Pioneer 1000s Beat Montana Trails
The new Honda heavy duty side-by-side comes in configurations that seat three to five passengers.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 9:52AM CST 11/02/15 by Dan Miller | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Friday 10/23/15

Speed Bump
Kubota showed off the working power of its mid-range M7 tractors at a recent dealer meeting near Atlanta. But the company had to tell dealers delivery of the tractors would be delayed until early next year to fix minor problems.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 11:25AM CDT 10/23/15 by Jim Patrico | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Friday 10/16/15

US Equipment Exports Decline in First Half of 2015
The export market for U.S. farm equipment is slumping.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:31AM CDT 10/16/15 by Russ Quinn | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 10/12/15

Can-Am Defender Rolls Onto The Farm
The newest side-by-side from Can-Am was designed with agriculture in mind.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:00PM CDT 10/12/15 by Dan Miller | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
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  • Polaris Launches "Work and Play" General
  • Size Matters in Krone Forage Choppers
  • Quinn Farm: Good Yields in 2015
  • Diesel Feeds This Mule
  • Trimble Joins Acquisition Movement
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