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Fire-Fighting Farmers

🕔09:31, 21.Feb 2018

The first firefighters were privately owned slaves that were organized into a group that fought common fire problems in Rome (4 AD).  Their duties also included catching petty crime thieves, capturing runaway slaves and acting in supportive roles during riots and

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Contending with a Cash Crunch

🕔08:43, 8.Jan 2018

It’s a reality that credit for farming is tightening up throughout the corn belt and great plains.  Some farmers have used up their working capital (a measure of cash or grain available for sale to meet a farm’s financial obligations),

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What’s Happened Before will Happen Again

🕔11:18, 6.Sep 2017

It’s happened before.  A drought of such magnitude that people, land and livelihoods were severely impacted.  Some of you remember the Dust Bowl drought that lasted through the 30s; more of you recall the drought that California dealt with for five years

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Independence…Every Day

🕔13:43, 26.Jun 2017

Our United States was officially born on July 4, 1776.  It was the day in history that the U.S. became a free and independent state from England, and ever since then, I believe our nation and it’s ideas of freedom

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Farm Real Estate Tax – A Big Deal

🕔08:52, 30.Nov 2016

I thought writing about farm real estate taxes would be fairly straightforward, but when I did some digging, I found  that for me at least, it can be complicated.  I looked for resources that might possibly simplify one’s understanding of this

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Got Your Goat? Updated

🕔10:07, 20.Jul 2016

Martin Bremmer grew up a city kid, but when visiting his grandparents’ farm, he realized back in the 80s that there was a need for more efficient methods of field sampling.   It wasn’t until his wife and mystery book

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Machinery Pete: Record Price on IHC 706 Tractor Updated

🕔10:19, 22.Jun 2016

A new record high auction sale price was set today (June 4, 2016) on a 1967 IHC 706 German diesel tractor with 3,624 original actual hours sold on a farm estate auction in east-central Nebraska. How much?  $16,000. Wow. I’ve

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Farm Crime: What Are They Thinking?

🕔11:37, 20.Jan 2016

These days it seems the oddest things happen, and when it comes to farm crime, or the criminals more specifically, I find myself scratching my head.  I did some digging on crimes from the past, and while I don’t excuse the

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Machinery Pete: Used 4WD Tractors and Combine Values Stabilizing Updated

🕔14:26, 21.Oct 2015

Feels like we’re finding a floor… …On Values for good used 4WD tractors and also combines.  I say this based on the actual auction sale price data I’ve been compiling for 26 years now.  Yes, used values in these (2)

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