The ultimate in swag

Over the years my wife has made a practice out of going through my side of the hall closet in our house to thin out the ever-growing herd of branded ball caps crammed in there. On my desk, I have an ample supply of pens provided by the various equipment brands from those product launches

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The first thing in the morning

It caused a round of hearty laughter among the handful of people standing in a group. “Did you hear what he said,” one person asked me. “He said tractors are the first thing he thinks about when he gets up in the morning and the last thing he thinks about before going to sleep at

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Who’s in your cab?

As harvest operations kick into gear, there has been no shortage of farmer postings on social media sites. There are now recent images and video of every conceivable harvesting scene you could imagine. But in looking at some of them, one thing stood out to me: there are an awful lot of posts proudly showing

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In the cab at Case IH

  Last week Case IH invited us ag media types down to Iowa to see what they had in store for 2018. Using their pavilion on the grounds of U.S. Farm Progress Show in Boone, the marketing staff not only let us see what machines they were introducing, we actually had a chance to drive

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So long AIM — it was another good run

It’s all over now except for the crying, folks. Ag In Motion (AIM) 2017 is history. And really the only crying that might be done, is by the dedicated volunteers and employees of the show who stay on the AIM grounds near Langham, SK for another 10 days to two weeks to clean up and

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Ag In Motion was an informative first day

It’s official. If you want your province to dry out call Charles Schmidt. This climatological fact was among the many things I learned at the first day of the 2017 Ag In Motion (AIM) farm show near Langham, Sask. Tuesday. (About 20 minutes from Saskatoon — the show is still running Wednesday and Thursday so

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Machinery Challenge 2017

Pick up any automotive magazine and you’ll find several pages devoted to road test evaluations of new cars and trucks. The same goes for power sports magazines. ATV, snowmobiles and UTVs regularly see this kind of editorial evaluation by staff writers. But when it comes to farm machinery, you just don’t see those kinds of

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Is this the droid you’re looking for?

There’s no question that the number of new product introductions from Canadian short-line manufacturers so far this year has been low, at least when compared to what we’ve seen over the last five-or-so years. During that time the weeks leading up to Canada’s Farm Progress Show in Regina would see my email inbox almost always

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