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.

 

Recent Blogs by Author

  • Inventories at farm equipment dealers have fallen, but sales of combines and high-horsepower tractors continue to be slow. (DTN/The Progressive Farmer photo by Jim Patrico)

    Signs indicate that the farm equipment industry finally has steadied after a recent near freefall and is heading upward.

  • Robert J. Ratliff built one the of the largest farm equipment companies in the world in less than 15 years. (Photo courtesy of AGCO)

    Bob Ratliff died recently at 85. He was the founder and driving force behind AGCO, one of the premier farm equipment manufacturers in the world. He also was an accomplished practitioner of a...

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  • 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...

  • A new portable dryer from GSI is easy on the ears, producing half the decibels as older models. (Photo courtesy of GSI)

    New at the Winter Farm Shows

    From dryers to planters, manufacturers rolled out new products at farm shows this winter.

  • A new portable dryer from GSI is easy on the ears, producing half the decibels as older models. (Photo courtesy of GSI)

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    New at the Winter Farm Shows

  • The National Farm Machinery Show provides an annual opportunity to take the pulse of buyers and sellers. (DTN/The Progressive Farmer photo by Jim Patrico)

    Quiet Optimism Rules the Show

    Most exhibitors Progressive Farmer Senior Editor Jim Patrico interviewed at this year's National Farm Machinery Show were quietly optimistic about prospects for 2017.