EQUIPMENT NEWS
Machinery Chatter
Jim Patrico Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:32 AM CDT

For the past few years, summer farm show season has been a gold rush for product launches. Whole new lines of combines, tractors and sprayers with every conceivable option (and some at one time inconceivable) suddenly were available to farmers. For good reason: row-crop farmers had money to spend. Manufacturers and their engineers were happy to accommodate them with new products. For instance, Jim Walker, vice president of North American agricultural business for Case IH, said of 2013, "Last year was monumental." He called it the largest new product launch in company history.

The 2014 launch season is a bit ...

Quick View
  • Crop Tech Corner In this week's Crop Tech Corner, a community of Arkansas farmers have successfully banded togethe...
  • Market News AgriClear is not an auction, but an online digital sales floor where buyers and sellers negotiate...
  • UAS Research Takes Off Key members of the House and Senate last week praised the Federal Aviation Administration for sel...
  • "Total Market Isn't Dead" Used equipment inventories are escalating.
  • Rain, Rain, Go Away Waterlogged and flooded fields in much of the Midwest are putting corn and soybean fields at risk...
  • Feds to Examine Biotech Rules In a memo to USDA, FDA and EPA, the White House stated that a review of biotech regulations was n...
  • Evolution of Farm Kid Jobs DTN Staff Reporter Russ Quinn reflects on the farm activities of his youth that his children will...
  • IARC: Possible 2,4-D Cancer Link The International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified the herbicide 2,4-D as possibly ca...
  • Ask the Vet How do I know what minerals my cows need and how much?
Related News Stories
Yamaha New ATVs Give Choices
Midyear Checkup on Equipment Sales
Danger After the Storm
APH Yield Exclusion Expanded
"Total Market Isn't Dead"
Sidedressing N on Corn Popular
UAS Research Takes Off
Take a Stand
"Ownership" Kerfuffle Continues
Deere Profits Drop 30%