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  • Once competitors, Brett Begemann (left) and Liam Condon are now coworkers with Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto, Image by Gregg Hillyer

    CropLink

    In mid-August 2018, Bayer's purchase of Monsanto was complete after lengthy negotiations, much regulatory scrutiny and extensive mandatory spin-offs. The Progressive Farmer editors were offered a chance to sit down with some of the new leadership one day after the big...

  • John Deere tractor front wheel drive hydraulic oil drain plug, Image by Steve Thompson

    Ask The Mechanic

    Q: I have a John Deere 5085E tractor with a front-wheel drive. It has a hub on the front wheels that seems to have an oil plug in the end. How do I check the oil in that housing, and should the oil be changed? The hub rotates with the wheels.

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    Our Rural Roots

    Hi. My name is Meredith, and I have a confession to make: I'm addicted to hats (and coffee and dry shampoo, but for the sake of this article, I'm sticking to hats).

  • Palmer amaranth distribution in the continental U.S. Image by Andrew Kniss

    CropLink

    Palmer amaranth may be native to the Southeast, but it has quickly shown it can be extremely adaptable. The weed was most recently found in North Dakota.

  • Image by Steve Woit

    Family Business Matters

    While preparing for a recent talk on change management, I read William Bridges's "Managing Transitions," a helpful book containing both conceptual models and practical strategies for thinking about family and business transitions. While we often talk about transitions in the...

  • Image by Wayne Martin

    CropLink

    Some pests have a lot of nerve.

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    Family Business Matters

    As recent hail and thunderstorms moved through our western Kansas community, I was reminded of how little farmers and ranchers control some of the key factors in their business. Not only the weather, but talk of tariffs, the impact of immigration policies, rising interest...