Federal government no longer communicating with public on certain issues

Federal government officials are no longer allowed to communicate with the public and media about certain environmental issues per orders from the Trump administration, multiple news outlets reported Monday and Tuesday.

Why farmers want new equipment

Encouraged by a strong farm economy and healthy business tax breaks, Farmers are buying new machinery and equipment that can run anywhere from $300,000 to $500,000. And some of the new equipment — powered by GPS and sensors that can even detect moisture in a crop — practically run on auto-pilot.

Sticker shock: it’s not just on new tractors anymore

Farm equipment sales are booming, currently running about $20 billion annually. Surprisingly, some of the hottest-selling pieces of machinery aren’t new. Used-farm equipment is becoming more desirable to some farmers, who don’t want to have to run their machines with laptops.