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Jim Patrico Progressive Farmer Senior Editor

Thursday 10/16/14

One of THOSE Days
A eventful day in North Dakota.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 8:47AM CDT 10/16/14 by Jim Patrico | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Friday 10/10/14

Polaris Defense Builds New Combat Vehicle (You Wish You Owned)
The DAGOR by Polaris is designed for extreme use by the military. It's not commercially available but some of its features are on other Polaris vehicles.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 1:23PM CDT 10/10/14 by Dan Miller | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Tuesday 09/30/14

Plan for a Safe Fall Harvest
Harvest can be a dangerous time. Following a safety plan can prevent accidents.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:28PM CDT 09/30/14 by Russ Quinn | Post a Comment
Comments (1)
Escort vehicle is a bad idea. It only serves to hinder traffic flow, and if you are rear ended the person in the vehicle following you is in jeopardy. Escorts should be in front of you if anything, slowing oncoming traffic down, warning oncoming traffic over the hill or around a curve. When a Ag vehicle needs to turn left the operator should gradually take up the passing lane before he turns, this will prevent someone from passing while you are turning left. Never count on someone seeing your turn signal. All the flashing lights and big equipment distracts most people from seeing a little turn signal.
Posted by ALLEN CLINE at 10:07AM CDT 10/01/14
 

Tuesday 09/16/14

High Centered, Red Faced and Bug Bitten
Here's something you don't want to do at a media event for seasoned automotive journalists from all over the world: high center a dually pickup truck during a test drive ... on an off-road trail where you are not supposed to take that kind of vehicle.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 11:32AM CDT 09/16/14 by Jim Patrico | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 09/10/14

Cattle Chutes on Display at Husker Harvest Days
August and September are normally great months to have outdoor farm shows, complete with working demonstrations of various farm implements.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 3:25PM CDT 09/10/14 by Russ Quinn | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Tuesday 08/26/14

Launch Season After the Gold Rush
Manufacturers cut back on new product lines this year.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:32AM CDT 08/26/14 by Jim Patrico | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 08/20/14

ET Gauges Help Schedule Irrigation; Nebraska is No. 1!!
Irrigators need to monitor evapotranspiration and there is equipment to help.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:16AM CDT 08/20/14 by Russ Quinn | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Thursday 08/14/14

Polaris Rolls 2015 Side-by-Sides, New ACE models
Polaris rolls out its 2015 lines of side-by-sides boasting more horsepower and new work capacities. It is also building on the success of its Sportsman ACE launched in January, with a significantly up-powered Sportsman ACE 570.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 3:43PM CDT 08/14/14 by Dan Miller | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Thursday 08/07/14

New Holland Dealers Are a Big Deal
Now is a pretty good time to be a New Holland dealer or to become one, according to Abe Hughes, vice president of New Holland, North America.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:36AM CDT 08/07/14 by Jim Patrico | Post a Comment
Comments (1)
I live in northcentral Montana .. the Golden Triangle. The local dealership quit handling NH and the nearest dealer is now 250 miles away. I bought new a 60' NH air drill and 120' sprayer NH the last 3 years. Now I have been abandoned by them. Not happy at all! I will not buy anymore New Holland equipment for that reason. This is the main wheat area in Montana and the red and green dealerships are thriving. New Holland pulled out without warning. Regret for me.
Posted by Mark Aspevig at 2:54PM CDT 08/12/14
 

Wednesday 07/23/14

Great Plains Short Disk Shows Global Influence
Great Plains Manufacturing's new tillage tool, the Short Disk, shows influences from Europe.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 12:47PM CDT 07/23/14 by Jim Patrico | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 07/16/14

Hay Baling Safety Important
Safety experts remind hay growers to maintain their equipment to help alleviate this stress to help prevent accidents as well as to help prevent breakdowns while the hay is down.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:19PM CDT 07/16/14 by Russ Quinn | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Tuesday 07/08/14

Yamaha Launches Viking VI
Yamaha Motor Corp. has rolled out a larger capacity Viking for 2015. The newest model in the line is the Viking VI, the "VI" for six seats. Prices start at $12,799.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 7:05AM CDT 07/08/14 by Dan Miller | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Tuesday 07/01/14

Error in Judgment
Thousands of children have attended Progressive Farm Safety Days to learn how to avoid accidents.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:19PM CDT 07/01/14 by Jim Patrico | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 06/25/14

Purdue University Article Examines Machinery Investment, Costs
Machinery investment and operating costs can affect a farm's bottom line.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:22AM CDT 06/25/14 by Russ Quinn | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Tuesday 06/17/14

Machinery Sales Slide
If the past few years of the farm equipment industry were an amusement park ride, it would be a kiddie roller coaster.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 12:39PM CDT 06/17/14 by Jim Patrico | Post a Comment
Comments (1)
I learned at National Farmers Organization meetings years ago that economy downturns or resessions were farm led and farm fed. Investers take your profits. Present grain prices will not buy much.
Posted by Robert Wildermuth at 5:30PM CDT 07/11/14
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