Boy dies after falling from tractor

A 10-year-old boy died June 7 after he fell off a farm tractor in central Michigan, police said. The incident was reported just after 6 a.m. in Fulton Township, the Gratiot County sheriff’s office said.


Man killed after fall from tractor in southwestern Missouri

A 69-year-old southwestern Missouri man has died in a tractor accident. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the accident happened in the afternoon June 6 along a farm road south of Aurora. The patrol said Burl Baum of Crane fell off the tractor and was run over when it rolled backward.


Tractor driver charged after 2-year-old rider falls, dies

A man who was driving a tractor when a 2-year-old boy fell off and died was charged in his death, the Oakland County sheriff said June 4. Anthony Davis, 33, had a blood-alcohol level May 29 that exceeded the 0.08 limit for drivers, the sheriff’s office said.



Crop, pasture scouting goes aerial

Drones have transitioned over the past several years from a curiosity to crop and livestock production tool. The benefits of using unmanned aerial vehicles on farms and ranches were the topic of an Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction podcast hosted by Todd Gleason, University of Illinois Extension media communications specialist.


Fleet operators encouraged to use plant-based, sustainable solutions

Soybean fields could hold the keys to a more sustainable transportation system. By using fuel, motor oils, hydraulic fluid, degreasers — even tires — made from soybean oil, fleets can reduce petroleum use, cut carbon footprints and improve worker safety.


Edmunds: Less choice, higher car prices in chip shortage

The pandemic appears to be receding in the United States and the economy is recovering, yet car shoppers heading back to car dealerships are in for a surprise: There are fewer vehicles to choose from and higher prices as a result.


Ford’s big bet: Fans of F-150 pickup will embrace electric

On the outside, the electric version of Ford’s F-150 pickup looks much like its wildly popular gas-powered version. Yet the resemblance is deceiving. With its new battery-powered truck, Ford is making a costly bet that buyers will embrace a vehicle that would help transform how the world drives.