One Massachusetts journalist took a trip out to Illinois in order to see a famous antique tractor show, and, after examining the used farm equipment and speaking with the people who own the machinery, came back an avid fan of John Deere products.
According to the Concord Journal, the journalist went to the Prairie Days festival in Bible Grove, and was greeted by friendly participants and interested guests who were examining all of the antique farm equipment that was present at the show.
While much of the conversation was focused on the antique equipment, which included a vintage 1959 John Deere tractor, the talks eventually transitioned to worries about the state of agriculture, given the recent spell of hot weather.
"I also saw first-hand the effect of this year's drought on on the crops, and am bracing myself for higher prices on products reliant on corn production, which is just about everything," noted blogger Judith Broggi. "Amidst all these adventures I saw evidence to support my ideas about the development of the common dwelling of the region."