Jim Patrico

Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Jim Patrico

Jim Patrico and his wife Gretchen live in Plattsburg, Mo. They have five grown children and five grandchildren. Jim has won the American Agricultural Editors' Association Photographer of the Year award seven times and the Oscar in Agriculture writing award twice. He has also been named a Writer of Merit by AAEA, has a won a Henry R. Luce Award from Time Inc. and was named the Glenn Cunningham Agriculture Journalist of the Year by the North American Agricultural Journalists.

Jim directs our equipment coverage, coordinates our photography efforts and writes about key issues affecting you and your family.

 

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  • Cuban farmers, like American farmers, can only speculate on what lies ahead for trade relations between the two countries. (DTN/The Progressive Farmer photo by Jim Patrico)

    DTN Blog of the Week

    What to Make of Trump's Cuba Announcement

  • Cuban farmers, like American farmers, can only speculate on what lies ahead for trade relations between the two countries. (DTN/The Progressive Farmer photo by Jim Patrico)

    Machinery Chatter

    The Progressive Farmer's Jim Patrico, who traveled to Cuba last fall, looks at what the Trump administration is saying about U.S. and Cuba and how this might affect agriculture in the two countries.

  • Cyndee Smiley Dolan, division marketing manager for John Deere, helped introduce the new S700 Series of combines last week at Deere's Media Days in Moline, Illinois. (DTN/The Progressive Farmer photo by Jim Patrico)

    Deere Kicks Off Introduction Season

    John Deere introduced a number of new products at its recent media days event in Moline, Illinois.

  • The SpeedTube was the heart of deal between Precision Planting and John Deere. Other components of the deal included vSet meters, vDrive electric motors and DeltaForce automatic downforce controllers. (Photo courtesy Precision Planting.)

    Deere, Monsanto Deal is Dead

    While Climate Corporation has backed out of a deal to sell its Precision Planting subsidiary to John Deere, they still intend to sell the equipment business and have spoken to several third parties who are interested.

  • Drone pioneer and farmer Robert Blair helps run an aerial scouting company. (Photo courtesy Robert Blair)

    Aerial Scouting Earns Its Wings

    Working from his more than century-old Three Canyon Farms outside Kendrick, Idaho, Robert Blair is a pioneer instrumental in launching the nation's agricultural unmanned aircraft scouting industry. In fact, he claims that in 2006 he...