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Does John Deere really own your tractor?
4/25/2015 12:48:00 PM
A recent article in WIRED magazine suggested that John Deere really owns farmers' new tractors, but just gives them a license to use them. Here is my take.
What I Learned This Week About Planting
4/25/2015 8:13:00 AM
It's never too late to teach an old dog new tricks...
Weekly Wrap Up
4/24/2015 5:02:00 PM
Hansel and Gretel (Condensed Version)
4/24/2015 3:48:00 PM
In the German fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel are hungry and lost in the woods before finding a witch’s house made of cake and candy. They eat some of it, and are lured inside by the wicked witch with promises of more goodies. The witch’s intent is to fatten them and eat them. The current markets remind me a lot of that story. The big question is whether Mother Nature will agree to take the role of Gretel and help Hansel (ag producer) escape with the treasure.
Weekly Ag Spreader Report by Pat Lyons for April 24
4/24/2015 1:57:00 PM