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Jim Patrico Progressive Farmer Senior Editor

Tuesday 01/27/15

New Yamaha's Side-By-Side Hits Off-Road Market
Yamaha's newest side-by-side has improved visibility, an aggressive suspension system and retooled center of gravity for handling tough off-road conditions.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 11:16AM CST 01/27/15 by Dan Miller | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Tuesday 01/20/15

Don't be a Victim of Rural Crime
Dealing with crime is just a fact of life for most, and while living in a rural area might lessen your chances of being a victim, many rural people have had crime invade their lives.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 5:34PM CST 01/20/15 by Russ Quinn | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Thursday 01/15/15

FAA Clears Ag Company to Fly Drones
An Idaho-based company has received the first exemption from federal aviation rules to fly an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) for commercial agricultural purposes.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 4:28PM CST 01/15/15 by Dan Miller | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Friday 01/09/15

Trimble Buys Some IRON
Trimble has acquired IRON Solutions. How do these two fit together?[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 11:53AM CST 01/09/15 by Jim Patrico | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 12/31/14

Penn State Researchers Develop, Market Cover Crop Interseeder
With cover crops becoming popular with farmers in recent years, researchers at Penn State University tried to find the most efficient way to plant cover crops in an existing crop. The Penn State Interseeder just might be the way.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 11:55AM CST 12/31/14 by Russ Quinn | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 12/22/14

Trimble's UAV Free to Fly
Trimble will have more latitude to use its UX5 drone now that the company has received permission from the FFA to fly it for commercial purposes.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 3:56PM CST 12/22/14 by Jim Patrico | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Tuesday 12/16/14

Ideas Straight From the Shop
The modern shop is a key asset on any commercial operation. Here we've compiled a list of design and infrastructure ideas worthy of consideration if you are dreaming about your new shop space.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 12:43PM CST 12/16/14 by Dan Miller | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Tuesday 12/09/14

Brave New World of Farm Funding
With everybody busy this week at the DTN/The Progressive Farmer Ag Summit and working on fertilizer price series, I was allowed to write a guest machinery blog entry. Today the machinery blog, tomorrow the world![Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 4:13PM CST 12/09/14 by Cheri Zagurski | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Tuesday 12/02/14

Used Equipment Prices to Fall? (Part 2)
This winter's equipment sales are complicated by Congress' inaction on returning to 2013 levels the Section 179 accelerated deductions on machinery, as well as a drop in commodity prices.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 4:15PM CST 12/02/14 by Jim Patrico | Post a Comment
Comments (1)
don't panic,everybody
Posted by GARY NASH at 1:04PM CST 12/08/14
 

Friday 11/28/14

A Christmas List
Here's a gathering of our favorite tools and equipment from 2014.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 7:13AM CST 11/28/14 by Dan Miller | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 11/19/14

Quinn Farm Update - Challenging Growing Season Completed
The 2014 growing season on our farm is wrapped up as we finished harvest on Friday, November 7. This year's growing season will be one we remember for years because of the weather challenges we faced.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 7:15AM CST 11/19/14 by Russ Quinn | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Thursday 11/13/14

Used Equipment Prices to Fall?
If supply and demand principles work unimpeded, prices for used equipment would start out low because of the large stockpiles on dealers' lot and would rise if supplies dwindled and demand held. It hasn't worked that way yet.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 4:42PM CST 11/13/14 by Jim Patrico | Post a Comment
Comments (1)
Often, one overlooked fact is, if there is not a projected profit, tax incentives will make little difference in the proposed purchase.
Posted by Bonnie Dukowitz at 6:12AM CST 11/14/14
 

Thursday 11/06/14

Another Headwind for Drones
You might need a commercial pilot's license to operate a drone.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:41AM CST 11/06/14 by Jim Patrico | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Thursday 10/30/14

Kubota Moves Into Row Crop Arena
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 1:45PM CDT 10/30/14 | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 10/20/14

Sales Tax Relief for Nebraska Farmers
Bills for repair work by dealerships and others no longer will include sales tax for Nebraska farmers.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 1:02PM CDT 10/20/14 by Russ Quinn | Post a Comment
Comments (1)
Not quite correct. The life of this tax, along with a warehouse to warehouse tax in Minnesota was very short lived. The very next session, after passage by the DFL majorities, the law was reversed due to tremendous pressure on the DFL Governor, from many industry groups.
Posted by Bonnie Dukowitz at 7:49PM CDT 10/29/14
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  • Ideas Straight From the Shop
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