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  • Liquid tanks can change the center of gravity on ATVs and UTVS. Make sure you make adjustments. DTN/The Progressive Farmer file photo.

    ATV Safety

    One of the most popular pieces of equipment on farms and ranches today are All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) and Utility Task Vehicle (UTV). These versatile machines are at home on most any type of farm/ranch as well...

  • Randy Jax (left) and Herb Dowse, an ag precision specialist with Northern Country Co-op, discuss images taken with an AgEagle. (DTN/Progressive Farmer image by Bob Elbert)

    Trifocals for the Farm

    UAVs, airplanes and satellites give agriculture three distinct views of your fields. Which technologies are right for you?

  • The new methane-powered tractor drew crowds to the New Holland booth at the Farm Progress Show in August. (DTN/The Progressive Farmer photo by Jim Patrico)

    Methane-Powered Concept Tractor

    New Holland has introduced a concept mid-sized tractor that runs on either methane or compressed natural gas, and do all the work of a diesel-powered T6 with up to 80% less total emissions.

  • News stories about robots in the livestock industry beg an interesting question about the accelerating mechanization of agriculture and what it means for the ever-shrinking population and vitality of rural America. (Robot photo by Brickset, CC BY 2.0; DTN photo illustration by Nick Scalise)

    Agbots to the Rescue?

    Robots are increasingly playing a larger role in livestock and meat production. Whether that's good or bad news for the livestock industry and rural America remains to be seen, says DTN Livestock Analyst John...

  • : The Kodiak 450 has user-friendly features that make is a work vehicle for the farm or ranch. (Photo courtesy of Yamaha)

    Yamaha Rolls Out Farm-Sized ATV

    Last month John Deere introduced a new, more powerful display for use in many farm vehicles, only the 4640 will be marketed in a new way: There will be an equipment price plus an annual software subscription.

  • J.I. Case and Company built its first steam engine tractor in 1869. It was pulled by horses and only used steam power to run other machinery. (Image courtesy of Case IH)

    Case IH's Past, Present and Future

    Case IH is celebrating the 175th anniversary of when it was started as Machine Threshing Works in Racine, Wisconsin.

  • Employees at AGCO's Jackson, Minnesota, assembly plant use Google Glass to make operations run more efficiently. (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    AGCO Uses Glass Technology

    AGCO is using a new technology, Google Glass, in the manufacturing of farm equipment. It allows the company to become more efficient when assembling tractors and application equipment.

  • AGCO to Buy Precision Planting

    After a couple of months of industry speculation about who would buy Precision Planting, AGCO answered the questions this week with the announcement that it would be the new owner of the multi-faceted planting...

  • The advanced 4640 display from John Deere requires an equipment purchase and a software subscription. The formula is a departure from previous payment plans. (Photo courtesy of John Deere)

    Deere's New Payment Path

    Last month John Deere introduced a new, more powerful display for use in many farm vehicles, only the 4640 will be marketed in a new way: There will be an equipment price plus an annual software subscription.

  • Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota right now are the hot spots for drought in the country. USDA on Friday approved emergency CRP grazing for the three states. (Map courtesy of the U.S. Drought Monitor)

    Deere Makes Construction Acquisition

    John Deere recently agreed to buy the Wirtgen Group, a privately held German company that is described as the world's leader in road building equipment. Reported sales price: $5.2 billion.

  • 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.

  • Three-point hitches can be a mass of metal and hoses. Be careful how you connect them. (DTN/The Progressive Farmer photo by Kurt Lawton)

    Think Safe Hitching

    DTN Staff Reporter Russ Quinn looks at a report on safe implement hitching. The detailed report covers safe drawbar, three-point, power take-off (PTO), hydraulic and electrical connections.

  • 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...

  • Our shops contest is open and has several categories to accommodate entries from all kinds of shops. (DTN/The Progressive Farmer photo by Jim Patrico)

    Great American Shops Contest

    As part of our semi-annual Great American Shops contest, DTN/The Progressive Farmer is again looking for the best shops in America. These are shops planned for hard work, equipped to make your work profitable...

  • 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...

  • The John Deere factory in Waterloo, Iowa, is part of an ag manufacturing infrastructure that employs 114,000 Americans. (Photo courtesy John Deere)

    Equipment Mfgs. Help Economy Grow

    The equipment manufacturing industry supported 1.3 million jobs and contributed $159 billion to the Gross Domestic Production (GDP) of the U.S. in 2016, according to new report released by The Association of...

  • 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.

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