Nebraska: Tractor Test Lab Works to Improve Performance, Fuel Efficiency Mar 27, 2018

🕔Mar 27, 2018
New research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is bringing tractor testing into the modern era. Though tractor technology has changed rapidly, the testing techniques used on the machines have not […]

Senate Tax Bill Hits $1 Trillion Snag – DTN Dec 4, 2017

🕔Dec 4, 2017
The vaunted Senate tax-cutting bill appeared to be sailing through on Thursday until a small number of GOP senators raised concerns over $1 trillion in added debt over the next […]

Farm Equipment Maintenance: Time to Check the Coolant System Dec 4, 2017

🕔Dec 4, 2017
The seasonal slowdown is underway, at least for some of the farm’s rolling stock and motorized equipment. This does not equate to an idle period for the farm manager, who […]

Farm Equipment: A Black John Deere? German Factory Tour – DTN Nov 16, 2017

🕔Nov 16, 2017
I met Saskatchewan farmers Fred Butuk and Eduard Bomers last Friday at the entry to the John Deere tractor factory in Mannheim, Germany. We were there for a factory tour: […]

Equipment Maintenance: Properly Winterizing Your Sprayer Can Avoid Costly Spring Problems Oct 31, 2017

🕔Oct 31, 2017
It is very likely that you will not be using your sprayer again until next spring. If you want to avoid potential problems and save yourself from frustration and major […]

Irrigation: Create an Equipment Repair List As You End the Season Sep 29, 2017

🕔Sep 29, 2017
Before you put your irrigation system away for the season, create a list of needed repairs and potential improvements.  “A good end-of-season list of needed irrigation maintenance and repairs can […]

Iowa Harvest: Fire Prevention, Management Tips in Dry Fields Sep 14, 2017

🕔Sep 14, 2017
It’s always difficult to forecast weather, but if dry field conditions persist, potential for combine and field fires this fall could be a problem. All it takes is a single […]

Farm Machinery Costs and Custom Rates Sep 5, 2017

🕔Sep 5, 2017
Numerous farms that are either hiring a custom operator or providing custom rate services to other farms use published custom rate surveys. Though this information is very useful when establishing […]

Illinois Grain: Closeup Look at Power and Equipment Costs on a Per Acre Basis Jun 19, 2017

🕔Jun 19, 2017
With tightening margins and lower crop prices, producers are looking for ways to cut costs. In this article, we will look at power and equipment costs components, how they vary […]

Nebraska: Use Caution When Considering Farm Equipment Leases Mar 27, 2017

🕔Mar 27, 2017
Many factors in the current agricultural economy are leading producers to consider a lease arrangement of new capital purchases instead of an outright purchase. When considering this option, it’s important […]

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