Machinery Chatter
Jim Patrico Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Wed May 21, 2014 06:59 AM CDT

Sometimes things just fall into place.

For a couple of months I've been doing research on an article about shortline manufacturers and the international marketplace, which is to appear in The Progressive Farmer magazine.

As if by magic, Krone -- makers of top of the line hay and forage equipment -- invited me to an international press workshop near their factory in Spelle, Germany. Voila, as the French say. Last week I found myself scribbling notes next to 120 journalists from 21 countries, mostly European but also some with passports from Asian countries including Japan and China. Three of us ...

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