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Machinery Chatter
Jim Patrico Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Tue Apr 2, 2013 04:53 PM CDT

A stylebook for magazines like DTN/The Progressive Farmer is a verbal bible. It tells us how and why to use particular technical words, phrases and abbreviations. It gives us consistency and maintains quality. Here's an example to illustrate: "BEEF GRADES: capitalized -- Prime, Choice, Select, Standard, Commercial, Utility, Cutter, Canner"

But unlike The Bible, the stylebook gets quickly outdated, especially about machinery and technology.

It's been a while -- maybe 10 years -- since we at DTN/The Progressive Farmer have undertaken the chore of bringing our stylebook up to date, in part, because it's darned tedious work. Another reason is ...

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