Ohio Farmers Set to Receive Disaster Relief

Facing widespread damage to farm equipment and fields alike this year in the state of Ohio thanks to heavy rains, tornadoes, freezes, and other natural disasters, the U.S. Department of Agriculture was prodded by Governor Ted Strickland to provide relief to those areas that were hit the worst. The proposal asks for relief to farmers.

USDA Honors Cooperative Farming Initiatives

Many farm equipment operators will be celebrating Cooperative farming efforts across the country this month as the USDA officially dedicates the month of October to cooperative farming efforts. The measure was signed by Tom Vilsack, Agriculture Secretary, with a proclamation acknowledging the celebration of more than 29,000 cooperative farms currently under operation in the country.

Farm Sales Vary with Geography

For many equipment sellers, farm equipment, both new and used, with global positioning systems have been a big seller in recent years, and we’ve featured such equipment here as well. Dealers are also recognizing the fact that sales are often driven by geography, and knowing where prices are highest and lowest can make a significant

USDA Announces Rural Improvement Grant Program

With many farmers keeping an eye out for additional government assistance for their used farm equipment, many areas will also be receiving funds from a new program announced from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The program will provide funding to a number of low-income households throughout the Midwest. Grants will be provided to 163 recipients

Federal Reserve States Farmers Observed Good Harvest Conditions

While the harvest season is always important for farmers, the Federal Reserve also takes an interest in the fall harvest season when it’s Beige Book is released. According to the Fed, farm equipment users witnessed good conditions this season.

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World’s Largest Farm Tractor

The world’s largest farm tractor- dubbed “Big Bud” – was recently hauled by two semi trucks to the Heartland Museum in Clarion Iowa.

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Let the buyer beware at the machinery auction

I don’t think the inventors of the Latin phrase ‘caveat emptor’ were talking about construction equipment. But who knows, maybe they were talking about the construction equipment of their day like an ailing ox or a three legged mule. When buying a machine at the auction, a person has to have their guard up. Some