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Gamers Excited For 'Farm Simulator' Updates

This week in our look at stories from around the state…would you like to play a game? Illinois Public Radio’s Michelle O’Neill has the story of fun look at the state’s biggest industry. Last month…a group of gamers collectively held their breath, waiting to find out what'll be new in their favorite videogame. Players from all over the world were thrilled with the "big reveal" in a YouTube trailer for the next version of ‘Farming Simulator’

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Celebrating The Year of the Tractor

The Smithsonian declared 2018 "The Year of the Tractor." It's been 100 years since John Deere bought the Waterloo Gasoline Engine Company. Now…a 1918 Waterloo Boy Tractor is featured in an exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. Illinois Public Radio’s Michelle O'Neill reports tractors ushered in a new era of farming.

Neil Dahlstrom with a restored Waterloo Boy tractor at John Deere World Headquarters. MICHELLE O'NEILL / WVIK NEWS

Neil Dahlstrom with a restored Waterloo Boy tractor at John Deere World Headquarters.
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