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The Art of Planting - 8
Jim Patrico Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Wed Mar 4, 2015 08:27 AM CST

If you have any doubt about the importance of a good planter, listen to Roger Schmidt, a man who sells both tractors and planters for Heartland Tractor, a Case IH dealership in Nevada, Mo. "If I see a guy who has a shiny new tractor pulling a worn-out planter, I see somebody who has it backward. That tractor isn't doing anything but going back and forth. That planter is what makes you money."

OK, Schmidt probably is underplaying the role of a modern tractor with that observation. But he does so for a reason: He is convinced that getting a ...

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