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Slideshow: These tools help harvest and handle a range of crops, from corn to hemp.

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While planters are just starting to roll, thinking about harvest can give you a leg up on the latest tools for the farm. This roundup of products includes a range of harvest-related tools, from a more aggressive stalk chopping roll to a hemp harvester.

Innovators are also working on ways to solve problems and boost productivity at this important time of year. That means dealing with everything from combine dust to grain bag handling. Check out this gallery to see some interesting new ideas for the fall harvest. You’ll find a couple of early prototypes for new products as well as an engineering award winner in this lineup of machines.


About the Author(s)

Austin Keating

Associate Editor, Prairie Farmer

Austin Keating is the newest addition to the Farm Progress editorial team working as an associate editor for Prairie Farmer magazine. Austin was born and raised in Mattoon and graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in journalism. Following graduation in 2016, he worked as a science writer and videographer for the university’s supercomputing center. In June 2018, Austin obtained a master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, where he was the campus correspondent for Planet Forward and a Comer scholar.

Austin is passionate about distilling agricultural science as a service for readers and creating engaging content for viewers. During his time at UI, he won two best feature story awards from the student organization JAMS — Journalism Advertising and Media Students — as well as a best news story award.

Austin lives in Charleston. He can sometimes be found at his family’s restaurant the Alamo Steakhouse and Saloon in Mattoon, or on the Embarrass River kayaking. Austin is also a 3D printing and modeling hobbyist.

Willie Vogt

Willie Vogt has been covering agricultural technology for more than 40 years, with most of that time as editorial director for Farm Progress. He is passionate about helping farmers better understand how technology can help them succeed, when appropriately applied.

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