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  • Pete's Pick of the Week: Never Used New Holland Grinder/Mixer


    11/24/2017 01:07 PM

    This machine sold for a new record price.

  • Deere Signals the Worst Is Over, Yet Wall Street May Need More
    11/22/2017 10:35 AM

    Deere Signals the Worst Is Over, Yet Wall Street May Need More

  • When a Farm Truck Becomes a Rolling Shop
    11/21/2017 11:21 AM

    Time is money to J.D. Dulaney, but he was losing time constantly running from field to shop. He knew tool placement on a flatbed truck option was the key to better efficiency.

  • Postharvest Combine Checks Could Save you Time and Money
    11/21/2017 08:31 AM

    While you might be glad to finally be done with harvest 2017, don’t neglect to make any necessary notes to improve combine performance next harvest. Farm equipment mechanic Dan Anderson says to watch for the following three issues.

  • Video
    Tractor Tales Argentinian John Deere 730
    11/20/2017 12:32 PM

    Derek Gregson of Waterloo, Ill. has a John Deere 730. He isn’t sure when it was manufactured, but he knows where this classic iron is from. 

  • Video
    Farm Sense: Technological Advances
    11/20/2017 11:06 AM

    Technology has come a long way in the last decade, let alone the last century. 

  • Video
    Machinery Pete: Auctions Increase, Values Holding
    11/20/2017 09:20 AM

    Across the country, Machinery Pete has noticed there’s been an uptick in the number of auctions. At those auctions, used equipment values have been holding.

  • Video
    Machinery Pete: Combine Values Continue to Find Footing
    11/20/2017 07:17 AM

    It’s a “better than expected” yield story playing out across the country. Less than ideal summer weather put a damper on hopes of a bountiful crop, but once the combines started to roll, many farmers were pleased with the results. Machinery Pete says it's those yields also helping combine values find footing. 

  • Driverless Farm Equipment is Here
    11/17/2017 07:14 AM

    AutoCart is a software system that allows farm equipment to operate autonomously.

  • In The Shop: Must-Have Tools to Fix It Yourself
    11/16/2017 02:56 PM

    As modern farm equipment gets larger and more complex, farmers are discovering they need to expand their tool inventory and shop accessories to tackle basic maintenance and repairs.

  • Salinas again host for Forbes AgTech event
    11/14/2017 04:35 PM The fourth annual Forbes AgTech Summit will return to Salinas, Calif.
  • Food Fight Breaks Out Over Fresh Fruit-and-Vegetable Packaging
    11/14/2017 03:11 PM

    Food Fight Breaks Out Over Fresh Fruit-and-Vegetable Packaging

  • Video
    Tractor Tales: Farmall 504
    11/13/2017 10:20 AM

    Eugene VandeVoorde of Annawan Ill., ordered his Farmall 504 from an antique tractor magazine.

  • View From The Top: Robert Saik
    11/13/2017 09:57 AM

    Q&A: with Robert Saik, Founder and Global Business Development Leader, Agri-Trend

  • Valley X-Tec Wins National Engineering Award
    11/10/2017 08:03 AM

    The innovative design of the Valley X-Tec advanced center drive from Valley Irrigation has received national recognition in the form of an AE50 award from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE).

    AE50 awards honor the year’s most innovative designs in engineering products or systems for the food and agriculture industries. The Valley X-Tec will be featured in the January/February 2018 special issue of ASABE’s magazine Resource: Engineering & Technology for a Sustainable World.

  • Machinery Pete: Skid Steer Demand Develops
    11/09/2017 04:13 AM

    Demand has been rising in 2017 on good used skid steers.

  • Arkansas Passes in-Season Dicamba Ban Following Public Hearing
    11/08/2017 02:27 PM

    Today the Arkansas State Plant Board voted 10-3 to pass an April 16 to Oct. 31 in-season dicamba ban for soybeans and cotton. The decision came after five hours of hearing public comments and deliberation by the board.

    The ban, and fine increase to $25,000, comes after nearly 1,000 official complaints regarding alleged dicamba damage in the state. Monsanto representatives urged members of the board to consider information from BASF that stated on 52% of the soybean acres in the state with Xtend technology purchased the Engenia product. The company questioned whether or not that meant generic products were used.

    University representatives, scientists, farmers and others all spoke—both in favor of and opposed to the ban. Those in favor of the ban discussed effects on not only row crops, but gardens, trees and bee keeping as well.

    The approved rules will now move to the Arkansas Executive Subcommittee and later be signed by the governor to officially put it into law. Watch for more updates as the story unfolds.

     

     

  • Give Generously, Reap Rewards
    11/08/2017 08:30 AM The benefits of giving are felt by both donor and recipient. Make sure, however, that you give wisely – follow this “Donor Bill of Rights.”
  • Machinery Journal - October 2017
    11/07/2017 01:34 PM

    Machinery Journal - October 2017

  • Machinery Pete: Smaller is Hotter
    11/07/2017 01:27 PM

    Bigger is better. We’ve all heard the phrase. In many cases, it’s true, but in the current used farm equipment market, there is another truth at work: smaller is hotter.

  • Video
    Machinery Pete: Fresh Auction Finds, Hefty Price Tags
    11/07/2017 01:22 PM

    In more than a century, tractors and farm machinery have come a long way. 

  • Video
    Tractor Tales: Farmall 350
    11/07/2017 12:38 PM

    Marvin Berkshire has owned his Farmall 350 for more than 40 years when he traded for it in the 1960s.

  • Editor's Notebook: Put Safety at the Top of Your List
    11/07/2017 10:23 AM

    A12-year-old and a tractor are a dangerous combination. My family almost learned that the hard way.

  • The Potential of Artificial Intelligence
    11/07/2017 05:54 AM

    Human expertise and collaboration will be key