Deere showcases x9 combine at scaled back farm show

John Deereā€™s new X9 combine, capable of harvesting 7,200 bushels per hour, makes a pass through a cornfield at the Farm Progress Show demonstration site near Boone. PHOTO / TOM BLOCK

Cale Juergensen enjoyed an up close view as eight combines chewed through 400 acres of corn Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 at the Farm Progress Show demonstration grounds near Boone. 

With the show closed to visitors this year due to COVID-19, Juergensen was one of six farmers chosen to evaluate more than 100 pieces of equipment running in real-world conditions.

“Not fighting the crowds, it’s a very neat opportunity,” said Juergensen, who farms with his family near Churdan, about 40 miles from the Farm Progress show site. “We’re getting right up behind the last pass, ...

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