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  • Being Machinery Editor for DTN/The Progressive Farmer included perks like doing aerial photos from a helicopter at a new production launch of Lexion combines. (Photo courtesy of CLAAS)

    Last Word

    Jim Patrico, who retired as Machinery Editor for DTN/The Progressive Farmer on Jan. 2, looks back on the variety of topics he wrote about in the Machinery Chatter blog over the past several years.

  • Old Abe, Case Farm Equipment's mascot for many decades, can still found on newer Case IH farm equipment. This is the steering wheel of a 1993 Case IH 1644 combine. (Photo courtesy of Howard Myers)

    Russ' Vintage Iron

    A reader shares a story about Case and Case IH farm equipment and Russ remembers his family's Christmas star.

  • A few maintenance steps now can prolong equipment life and make spring an easier time. (DTN/The Progressive Farmer photo by Tom Dodge.)

    Winterize Your Farm Equipment

    To have equipment ready to go next spring and to protect their equipment investment, farmers should winterize their equipment.

  • Swarms of mini-robot planters could one day put corn in the ground. Thiemo Buchner, Fendt project developer for robots, displayed a Xaver robot at Agritechnica. Plans are to have the robots in production and for sale in two years. (DTN/The Progressive Farmer photo by Jim Patrico)

    A Peek Into the Future

    In keeping with the theme of "Green Future -- Smart Technology," robotic equipment inhabited each of the fairground's 27 buildings at this year's Agritechnica trade show in Hannover, Germany.

  • AGCO head Martin Richenhagen (left) told a conference at Agritechnica that Africa can become a breadbasket for the world. Gerd Muller, German federal minister for economic cooperation and development, is at right. (DTN/The Progressive Farmer photo by Jim Patrico)

    Africa's Food Potential

    A panel of German government, academic and industry experts at Agritechnica discussed why the explosion of modern technologies still has not solved the riddle of widespread food insecurity.

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Russ' Vintage Iron

Old Abe, Case Farm Equipment's mascot for many decades, can still found on newer Case IH farm equipment. This is the steering wheel of a 1993 Case IH 1644 combine. (Photo courtesy of Howard Myers)
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