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Feds back off commercial licenses for farmers idea

posted on August 19, 2011 at 2:27 PM

Federal highway officials have decided that farmers who operate tractors, combines and semitrailers can keep driving on rural roads without the same kind of regulations that apply to long-haul truckers. Full Story

Harold Brock - Designer of the Ford 9n

posted on May 20, 2011 at 4:05 PM

Harold Brock - Designer of the Ford 9n
More than 75 years ago Harold Brock began building farm machinery that resulted in the production of iconic American tractors. Full Story

Tractor Upgrades Reduce Farm Deaths

posted on September 10, 2010 at 1:09 PM

(AP) - Dairy farmer Anthony Marco was compressing a long row of chopped hay beneath his tractor two weeks ago, preparing it as winter feed for his cows, when the 4-ton machine suddenly toppled over as he drove it along the pile's steep sides. Full Story

Tractors Invade Paris as Farmers Protest

posted on April 29, 2010 at 10:04 AM

PARIS (AP) -- More than 1,000 tractors descended on the French capital Tuesday as farmers protested falling grain incomes and demanded government help - even appealing to the not-very-rural French first lady to intervene. Full Story

Big Bucks for Toy Trucks

posted on December 19, 2008 at 8:12 PM

Big Bucks for Toy Trucks
Market to Market travels to Dyersville, Iowa and attends The National Farm Toy Show to find out what's new and what's old in farm toys. Full Story

Square Dancing Tractors

posted on August 1, 2008 at 8:08 PM

Square Dancing Tractors
What started as a one-time event to celebrate the tiny town of Nemaha's centennial has turned into a ten year ride. It's called tractor square dancing, and with eight Farmall tractors a group of farmers from this small northwest Iowa community... Full Story

Strong Sales Push Deere 2Q Profits Higher

posted on May 20, 2005 at 8:05 PM

Deere and Company says a global machinery buying surge that boosted second quarter profits 27 percent over a year ago shows no signs of letting up. Full Story

Nebraska Tractor Test Lab Protecting Farmers Since 1920

posted on July 2, 2004 at 8:07 PM

Nebraska Tractor Test Lab Protecting Farmers Since 1920
For 85 years, the Nebraska Tractor Test Lab has protected farmers in every state by making sure the machinery they buy does what manufacturers promise. Today, the lab is highly regarded worldwide for its tractor data. Yet, some lawmakers and... Full Story

EPA Announces New Pollution Rules

posted on May 14, 2004 at 8:05 PM

EPA Announces New Pollution Rules
The Environmental Protection Agency announced regulations this week that will cut diesel emissions by more than 90 percent over the next eight years. Full Story

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