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Talking new equipment, and digging in on a cover crop project

The Around Farm Progress Podcast gets insight on a range of new tools from the recent virtual farm show; and in Kansas they're planting cover crops a new way.

What happens when you put a veteran editor into the cabs of some of the latest equipment coming to market? And could a big new machine roaming the Kansas countryside be the secret to establishing more cover crops?

In this episode of Around Farm Progress, Tom Bechman, editor, Indiana Prairie Farmer, got a new way to look at equipment during production of the Farm Progress Virtual Experience. For the first time in years, he was able to spend quality cab time in many new machines to catch up on the tech. It's resulting in new content online, like this Case IH combine walkaround, and more. He offers his perspective on the new machines.

Over in Kansas, there's a growing interest in protecting watersheds, and cover crops may be the answer, but is flying them on the only way? Turns out, there's another way and the state is providing it with new machines hard at work using drop tubes and an onboard air seeder. P.J. Griekspoor, editor, Kansas Farmer is covering the development and you can see more coverage in her story, which includes video. But listen to her discuss the project and its future in the state, including a look at No-Till on the Plains in 2021.

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Farm Progress held its first ever Farm Progress Virtual Experience, which was an information-packed farm show including everything from field demonstrations to informative breakout sessions. The event went live recently and all the material, including the extensive trade show with hundreds of exhibitors, available at Check it out.

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Combine cab – Chad Colby; cover crop seeder – P.J. GriekspoorBechman-interseeder.jpg

WAVING IN NEW TECH: Tom Bechman waves from a new combine during taping at the Farm Progress Virtual Experience. And over in Kansas, a new interseeder project is helping advance cover crops in the state.

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