• Willie Vogt

    Company Fills California Equipment Niche

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     by Willie Vogt
     on August 28, 2009

    Best part of this job, sometimes, is the ability to get out and see a lot of agriculture around the country. That's a pleasure I'm sure a lot of our readers would enjoy, especially when you get to visit a wide range of places. Recently, I got to visit Wilcox Agri-Products near Walnut Grove, Calif. They make a hefty, versatile multi-purpose, one-pass tool they call the Wilcox Eliminator. You can read more about that tool in my October Farmer Iron column in your favorite Farm Progress…

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    Machinery Launches Offer Fun, Information

    Farmer Iron

     by Willie Vogt
     on August 20, 2009

    Big equipment rollouts are one of the fun things a gearhead editor gets to attend, and while I have other duties here at Farm Progress, I do what I can to get my fair share of time at product events and farm shows. I got the chance to get a look at the new Deere equipment that's appearing today and thought you'd like a look at the new tools too. Here's a roundup of the products the company is unveiling this fall - I've added links to more in-depth information for each product that's hosted here…

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    Farmer Spending Ramping Up

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     by Willie Vogt
     on August 13, 2009

    This has been an odd economic year - especially on the farm. While the news "in town" is often bad regarding employment and business farmers are finding some bright spots. Grain prices have slipped, but even with corn and soybeans off their 2008 historic highs, they remain better than average, and producers are willing to spend. The latest Flash Report from the Association of Equipment Managers shows that business farms are still buying. While compact and utility tractor sales remain softer…

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    Counting Down the Days

    Farmer Iron

     by Willie Vogt
     on August 6, 2009

    The stats kind of pile up on you - 100 acres of exhibit area (that Tent City), 500-plus acres of demonstration space, 500-plus exhibitors, first-looks at a range of new products - add it up and the Farm Progress Show can be overwhelming. For farmers who take just a day out of their schedule to see the event, I'm sure it's a long day. Yet it's part of our culture and returning to Decatur in less than four weeks (!) we're excited about what we get to see. And we want to meet with readers too. In…

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