NEWS
Machinery Chatter
Jim Patrico Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Wed May 1, 2013 02:05 PM CDT

When Kubota President Yasuo Masumoto told journalists in 2012 that his company was in pursuit of a large farm equipment company, the news made a splash. The "why" within the story was obvious: Booming commodities markets had made production agriculture one of the few bright spots in a dismal world economy. Kubota wanted a bigger piece of the action.

The "who" in the story was a harder question. Who did Kubota covet? More on that later.

Reuters in 2012 reported that Osaka based machinery giant Kubota -- which is known for high quality small tractors, mowers and loaders -- was ...

Quick View
  • Betting on Shorter Beans Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Purdue University have pinpointed a gene that produ...
  • Farming on the Mother Road - 5 Chris Clayton has been continuing his trip looking at the state of agriculture along historic Rou...
  • Farmers Pivot Back After Storms The majority of center pivots damaged by severe weather earlier this summer in Nebraska are up an...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 3 As crop prices and insurance coverage swoon, farmers may need to supplement incomes with federal ...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • AFBF Appeal The American Farm Bureau Federation asked a federal appeals court to reverse a lower court's Sept...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 2 Commodity payments are largely capped at $125,000 per person. People must also report under $900,...
  • Ask the Vet What can I do to prevent the spread of facial warts in my herd?
Related News Stories
Ag Drones Under Scrutiny
To Bag or Not to Bag?
Farmers Pivot Back After Storms
Deere Takes Hit
New Holland Dealers Are a Big Deal
Sauder's New Vision
Tips From a Custom Harvester
Russ' Vintage Iron
Buyer Be Aware
Great Plains Short Disk Goes Global