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  • Swarms of mini-robot planters could one day put corn in the ground. Thiemo Buchner, Fendt project developer for robots, displayed a Xaver robot at Agritechnica. Plans are to have the robots in production and for sale in two years. (DTN/The Progressive Farmer photo by Jim Patrico)

    A Peek Into the Future

    In keeping with the theme of "Green Future -- Smart Technology," robotic equipment inhabited each of the fairground's 27 buildings at this year's Agritechnica trade show in Hannover, Germany.

  • AGCO head Martin Richenhagen (left) told a conference at Agritechnica that Africa can become a breadbasket for the world. Gerd Muller, German federal minister for economic cooperation and development, is at right. (DTN/The Progressive Farmer photo by Jim Patrico)

    Africa's Food Potential

    A panel of German government, academic and industry experts at Agritechnica discussed why the explosion of modern technologies still has not solved the riddle of widespread food insecurity.

  • Cuban farmers could certainly use some new tractors. These relics on a farm south in the village of Melena del Sur are typical of the tractors Cubans have kept running since the U.S. embargo started more than 60 years ago. (DTN/The Progressive Farmer photo by Jim Patrico)

    US Equipment Cos. Ink Deals With Cuba

    The Trump administration announced new business and travel restrictions for Americans going to Cuba. The restrictions come just after John Deere and Caterpillar announced agreements with the Cuban government to sell farm tractors...

  • The author goes flat out to test the new PRO MULE-FXR's handling in rough terrain. (Photo courtesy of Douglas Henry/Kawasaki)

    Machinery Chatter

    Kawasaki says it was going for a truck-like appearance, but it's better than that. Here are some of the features on the new MULE PRO-FXR.

  • The C Series RoGators come with 90-, 100- or 120-foot booms and are designed to make cleanout faster and more efficient. (Photo courtesy AGCO)

    Machinery Chatter

    At a time when chemical application has grown increasingly more complex, AGCO this summer introduced a new series of RoGators with creative plumbing solutions to tackle those complexities.

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