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    John Deere's new X9 combine had an increase in capacity and efficiency. With its matching draper, the combine is designed for difficult small grain and high-moisture corn harvesting conditions.

  • Can-Am Defender 6 x 6 DPS HD10 (Progressive Farmer photo provided by Can-Am)

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    Progressive Farmer Contributing Columnist Steve Thompson answers a question about a hydraulic drip.

  • John Deere won the only gold of the competition for its eAutoPower gearbox for its new 8R large tractors. The work represents the first electro-mechanical power split gearbox in agricultural technology. (Photo courtesy of Agritechnica)


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  • Charles Jacobi (left), Josh Jacobi (center) and Jeremy Amos check out corn root develop this summer at a research plot during a Precision Planting field day in Pontiac, Illinois. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Matthew Wilde)

    Machinery Chatter

    Agriculture continually evolves and becomes more dependent on technology, like many businesses. Some farmers choose to modernize with the times, some don't. In today's farm economy, not doing so can be costly.

  • Research is under way to build a cotton-harvesting robot that would constantly patrol the field and pick the bolls as they open. (Photo courtesy of Clemson University)

    Data Farms

    Robots and artificial intelligence can take decision-making and labor out of farmers' hands. Robots are being developed to help in fruit and cotton fields, dairies and other places.

  • GSI Z-Series Bin (Progressive Farmer photo provided by the manufacturer)

    GSI Offers New Z-Series Bin

    GSI has rolled out its new 30-foot diameter Z-Series Bin with Flexwave Technology in time for harvest.

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    Machinery Chatter Blog

    Ask the Mechanic Steve Thompson answers questions from readers about their equipment snags -- and offers thoughts on the "perfect farm."

  • AGCO's new DM1300 series butterfly mower system allows three mowers mounted front and back of a tractor to work in tandem for a 30-foot width cut. The system is branded Hesston by Massey Ferguson. (File photo by AGCO)

    Preseason Hay Safety Check

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  • Mike Rausch of Paulina, Iowa, plants soybeans on April 26 with a 24-row John Deere DB 60 pulled by a John Deere 8335 RT tractor. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Matthew Wilde)

    Machinery Chatter Blog

    A planting update cheers up "old-school" retired farmer who celebrated his 84th birthday in the hospital. Even though he would never modernize, he's amazed at what today's equipment can do.

  • David Hydrick's Crop Consulting partners with Field Concepts to offer services for grid soil sampling. (Progressive Farmer photo by Lisa Buser)

    New Tools of the Trade

    Apps, imagery, sensors and other technology are changing how crop consultants do their groundwork to advise farmers.

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