Farmall / Smithsonian website

The Smithsonian has declared 2018 "The Year of the Tractor." It's been 100 years since John Deere bought the Waterloo Gasoline Engine Company. And now, a 1918 Waterloo Boy Tractor is featured in an exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

Michelle O'Neill reports tractors ushered in a new era of farming.

WVIK Staff

On Midwest Week, a look back at a key economic milestone in the history of the Quad Cities - the end of production at the Farmall Plant in Rock Island, 30 years ago.