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    PF Launches Machinery Survey

    The Progressive Farmer Reader Insights survey has been professionally designed to measure growers' overall experience and satisfaction with the equipment lines powering the productivity of their farm and ranch. The first category to be surveyed is...

  • There is little farmers can do this spring to prevent grain-quality problems in their bins. They should check the grain every week, monitor it for odors, take moisture samples off the top and stay out of their bins. (DTN/Progressive Farmer file photo)

    Alter Your Grain-Handling Practices

    This is the year for altering your grain-handling practices. If you are handling your grain this year as you have done in the past, you are making a serious mistake.

  • On the shop side are two service and storage bays for equipment, and a mezzanine for smaller storage. On the house side, it contains a kitchen, dining room, entertainment space, a corner office with big windows and a wrap-around porch. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Jim Patrico)

    America's Best Shops - 4

    This shop outside of Logan, Iowa, offers the comforts of a house with the utility of a shop. This is the fourth and last story in DTN/Progressive Farmer's series on America's Best Shops.

  • Reed Brothers Farms Shop has a large fabrication wing. It can tackle all farmwork with its complete line of metalworking and woodworking machinery. There is also space for welding. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Mary Ann Carter)

    America's Best Shops - 2

    This shop on Reed Brothers Farms at Greensburg, Indiana, is built for equipment repairs and customer relations. This is the second story in DTN/Progressive Farmer's four-part series on America's Best Shops.

  • Seventy feet of cold storage gives Midlakes Custom Services covered space for its large line of tractor and forage equipment. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Mark Moore)

    America's Best Shops - 1

    This shop near Hilbert, Wisconsin, has space and organization to make quick turnarounds. This is the first story in DTN/Progressive Farmer's four-part series on America's Best Shops.

  • Reynolds Ag Solutions has in the shop separate rooms for tools, welding, meter repair and calibration totaling 3,888 square feet added to maximize functionality and security. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Matthew Wilde)

    America's Best Shops - 3

    When a large part of Reynolds Ag Solutions farm shop near Indianola, Iowa, was blown away by a violent storm in 2018, fortunately no none was hurt. The rebuilt shop has been selected as one of America's Best Shops. This is the third story in...

  • One of the checklist tips: Level your planter, adjust the planter tongue and drawbar to level or slightly higher in front to keep parallel linkages and closing wheels operating most efficiently. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Dan Crummett)

    Preseason Lineup

    Shop time spent repairing planter wear and making adjustments can boost corn yields significantly. Here's a 10-point checklist to help you prepare your planter for the season ahead.

  • James Piotter of Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, owns this International 1456 tractor. The tractor is currently getting a restored factory cab installed, which was on it at one time. (Photo courtesy of James Piotter)

    Russ' Vintage Iron

    James Piotter of Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, shares how his family used an International 1456 tractor on their farm.

  • This Massey-Harris 44 is not the Quinn family's Massey mentioned in this column. But perhaps someday the Quinn Massey will look as good. (Photo by Massey-Harris_44 by RoseOhioResident; CC BY-SA 4.0)

    Russ' Vintage Iron

    Love o' the green iron and vintage iron is standard in the Quinn family, and it looks like another generation has the bug.

  • Gerdie is not the newest or the shiniest. She doesn't have all the bells and whistles. But, she works. (Progressive Farmer photo by Meredith Bernard)

    Our Rural Roots

    Blogger Meredith Bernard says sometimes it's not about having the best but making the best with what you have.

  • Deere said limited X9 combines will be available for demonstration during the 2020 harvest season. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Joel Reichenberger)

    Machinery Chatter

    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.

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