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Fix or replace? It’s often a taxing question
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Fix or replace? It’s often a taxing question
A lot of small farmers can’t justify $30,000 for a new tractor, and they don’t need a huge tax write-off, Tractor Store owner Will Schwartz says.

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Irrigation systems need attention each fall
Irrigation systems need attention each fall
Irrigation system maintenance is best accomplished before the rain sets in and access to the fields becomes more difficult.
Tractors, combines must be ready when it’s ‘go time’
Tractors, combines must be ready when it’s ‘go time’
Harvest windows are short in the West, meaning maintenance is critical for equipment.
Farmers plug into energy-saving incentives
Farmers plug into energy-saving incentives
Greenhouse and irrigation upgrades are eligible for help from the Energy Trust of Oregon.
Put row crops to bed for the winter
Put row crops to bed for the winter
For processed vegetable producers, it is important to stop weeds such as nightshade and keep them from producing seeds.