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Caterpillar will raise machine prices due to tariffs

Despite reporting a 24-percent gain in sales and revenues, a record near doubling of profit-per-share and an improved outlook for the rest of 2018, Caterpillar has announced that it will be raising machine prices in response to increased materials costs caused by new tariffs on steel and aluminum.

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Landscaping Businesses Are Losing Money Because of U.S. Visa Policy

This year has been tough on Shayne Newman, the owner of the Connecticut-based landscaping company YardApes. For the past two decades, Newman’s business has come to rely on help that comes via the H-2B visa program, which allows employers to hire foreign workers for seasonal, nonagricultural employment. But this year, Newman was not able to…

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The Hidden Tractor

American History Museum curator Peter Liebhold walks us through Smithsonian’s 2018 Year of the Tractor exhibit with history from California. The National Museum of American History has a collection of sixteen full sized tractors and currently two (the 1918 Waterloo Boy and the 1918 Fordson) are on exhibition.

Open post House of Representatives Pass Precision Farming Bill

House of Representatives Pass Precision Farming Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4881, the Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act, written by Reps. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, and Bob Latta, R-Ohio, to establish a Federal Communications Commission task force with the Agriculture Department to evaluate how to meet the broadband connectivity and technological needs of precision agriculture.

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