Tag: Tractor

‘Superhero’ Teen Spends a Year Helping Tend Farmer’s Land After He Was Struck With a Rare Autoimmune Condition

When her neighbor, a farmer, fell ill suddenly, a Minnesota teen volunteered to help him tend the land. The farmer was beyond grateful for the support, and the teen picked up new skills and tricks of the trade—thus a beautiful friendship was formed. Steve Brake, 63, lives with his wife, Mary, in Wellmont, Minnesota, where he…


Farm Vehicle Packed With People Overturns in India; 26 Dead

LUCKNOW, India—A farm tractor pulling a wagon loaded with people overturned and fell into a pond in northern India, killing 26 people, most of them women and children, officials said Sunday. The wagon was carrying around 40 people returning from a ceremony at a nearby local Hindu temple Saturday night, said police Superintendent Tej Swaroop…


Dutch Police Shoot at Tractor During Climate Mandate Protests

Dutch police confirmed on July 5 that officers in the northern part of the country fired both warning—and then targeted—shots at a tractor taking part in a protest against climate mandates. Police say the tractor was driving toward officers and their vehicles. The mandated restrictions on nitrogen greenhouse gas emissions are expected to slash livestock…


Deere’s Outlook Remains Strong With High Demand for Farm Equipment, Despite Supply Chain Problems

Deere & Co. raised its annual profit forecast on Feb. 18, after posting a net income of $903 million in the first quarter, beating earlier estimates. The farm equipment manufacturer expects a margin boost from price hikes and solid demand for its tractors and equipment. It appears that there will be plenty of demand for agricultural equipment…


Deadly Crash Began When Tractor-Trailer Hit Vehicles: Report

MONTGOMERY, Ala.—A crash that killed 10 people—including nine children—on a rain-slicked Alabama interstate happened after a tractor-trailer truck slammed into vehicles that had slowed down because of minor crashes, according to a preliminary report released Tuesday. The National Highway Safety Board’s initial findings on the fiery June 19 crash that involved 12 vehicles present a…


Police Officers Answer Family’s Prayer, Gift Gator Tractor Toy to Boy After His Was Stolen

Arizona police officers surprised a 4-year-old boy after his battery-powered Gator tractor was stolen. The officers secured enough money to replace the boy’s stolen toy with a brand-new set of wheels and gifted it to him. On April 8, dad Peter Philbrook shared his heartbreak on a Facebook group after his little boy Gerald had…