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  • 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)


    The DLG (German Agricultural Society), organizer of the world's largest agricultural trade show, Agritechnica, has announced 40 innovation awards from 291 entries. John Deere, AGCO and CNH are among the...

  • 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.

  • There is no end to the ways you can mix fluids in a tractor. (Photo courtesy of Steve Thompson)

    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

    This time of year there is always anticipation as farmers return to their fields. This is especially true as they prepare for another forage-harvest season, whether it is alfalfa or different types of grass...

  • 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.

  • Narrow openings for round bale feeders (Progressive Farmer image by Ralph A. Mark Jr.)

    Handy Devices

    Easy-to-build ideas make your work easier.

  • There's a basic rule of electricity. Electricity will not leave unless it can come home. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Steve Thompson)

    Machinery Chatter

    Ask the Mechanic's columnist Steve Thompson tells how to fix a bulb, answers what the heck are cylinder shims for, and shares that an old rule of balance -- negative tongue weight -- can take your head off.

  • FFA students in Arlington, Nebraska, participated in a National FFA Week event to drive tractors to school on Feb. 19. Shown here is Kyle Quinn on his great grandfather's 620. FFA members who also drove tractors to school that day were Cassidy Arp, Blake Kracl and Kobe Wilkins. (Photo courtesy of Jill Hensley, Arlington agriculture education/FFA adviser)

    Russ' Vintage Iron

    Russ Quinn shares how his son wanted to drive a special tractor in a National FFA Week event that encouraged FFA members to drive their tractors to school.

  • Glenn Arnold grew up helping on a family dairy in the Rocky Mountains. The barn his father built in 1928 was at the center of that life and, now, has been saved by a ride up the road. (Progressive Farmer photo by Joel Reichenberger)

    Barn to Roam

    This farmer worked on the ground for decades before building a new shop. This is the third story in DTN/The Progressive Farmer's series on America's Best Shops where growers share their resourceful and innovative...

  • Case-IH revealed its new model-year 2020 AFS Connect Magnum at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky, Tuesday evening. (Photo courtesy of Case-IH)

    Case-IH Rolls Out New Tractor

    Case-IH says its AFS Connect Magnum is its biggest technology introduction in 10 years, boasting the full integration of iron and technology.

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