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Before you build a shop, measure the footprint of your equipment so the pieces that are to be stored inside will all fit within the space. Build a large staging area to expand the usefulness of the shop. (DTN/The Progressive Farmer photo by Morton Buildings)
Posted by Dan Miller

The worst new shop is the shop built too small or in the wrong place. This is the fourth and final story in DTN/The Progressive Farmer's series on America's Best Shops where growers share their resourceful and innovative ideas for indoor workspaces.

World & Policy


Stocks in the U.S. and Europe jumped Friday as renewed hopes for progress in trade talks between the U.S. and China helped the markets finish the week with another strong gain.

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What DTN Is Watching


After Thursday's excitement over a trade-related rumor, Friday could see more active trading in grains than usual. The Federal Reserve will release a report on industrial production at 8:15 a.m. CST, followed later by a consumer sentiment index. Otherwise, traders remain interested in South American weather, any news of trade progress with China or the reopening of the U.S. government.


Snow, strong winds, and cold conditions are in store for the Northern Plains and northern Midwest Friday. Other primary crop areas will be dry. Snow and rain will move into central and south-central crop areas Saturday. A cold wave is still indicated for northern and central areas during the next seven days.