Kathy Huting

Digital/Production Editor
Penton Media

Digital/Production editor for Farm Industry News magazine and farmindustrynews.com.

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Articles by Kathy Huting
A year of Good Buys 1

In every issue of Farm Industry News, the last page of the magazine is devoted to one “Good Buy” product. The staff selects a new product on the market that we think is a good buy based on that time of year and the innovation behind the product. This year, we featured quite the variety of products, from a new Ford pickup to a grain moisture tester. Browse through all of this year’s “good buys” and let us know which product you’d by in the comments below.

New hydraulic farm shop doors require less maintenance
These new shop doors can be retrofitted to replace any type of old door. The design allows for less maintenance.
New upgrades for Winfield R7 Tool
Winfield makes major upgrades to its R7 Tool and announces an upcoming integration project with Monsanto.
Test grain moisture on-the-go
The new GT-3000 Grain Moisture Tester from John Deere offers a simple and easy-to-use system for grain moisture testing.
Pesticide and fungicide prices may level out in 2014 3
Experts say that 2014 may be a year of lower prices on crop protection products.
New heavy-duty skid-steer loaders from Mustang 1
The new vertical-lift skid-steer loaders from Mustang feature Tier 4-compliant diesel engines.
5 apps for calculating harvest loss, nutrient removal and more on the farm
These five apps will help you calculate everything from how much nutrients you may be losing, to determining the right planting population on your farm.
Taking nitrogen technology to the next level 3
Getting the most out of N is increasingly important for a crop production budget. Enhanced efficiency N is available in two ways: stabilizers and controlled release. Both types of technology help maximize nitrogen’s availability to a crop.
FMC acquires sustainable ag research firm; announces partnership with Chr. Hansen 1
The partnership with Chr. Hansen, a biosciences company, will result in development of biological crop protection products. And the acquisition of the Center for Agricultural and Environmental Biosolutions (CAEB) will lead to an enhanced research pipeline to develop new patented technologies.
Monsanto announces acquisition of The Climate Corporation 3
Climate Corporation's weather technology will be rolled into FieldScripts as a result of the acquisition.
New baler handles more than just hay

New Holland’s newest baler now has an option for handling more than just hay. The Roll-Belt 560 features a specialty crop option with the company’s new ActiveSweep 82 in. tine-to-tine width pickup, which allows for baling crop residues beyond the normal dry hay and straw, like corn stalks and heavier grasses. The new feeder mechanism tines are arranged in a “W” pattern that New Holland says results in a 20% capacity increase.

Touring a high-tech dairy farm in Uruguay

As part of the IFAJ pre-Congress tour in Urugay, a group of 20 journalists from around the world visited a very high-tech dairy farm. The Talar dairy company in Uruguay was started by Juan Carlos López Mena, who had a dream of helping to provide food to the world. In 2006, construction on the dairy farm began and by 2008, they started milking cows. The farm occupies about 6,800 hectares (about 16,800 acres) for dairy and feed production.

A night at a famous Uruguayan farm
Estancia Las Rosas is one of the most diversified and well-known farms in Uruguay. Get a look into how this incredible farm is run and meet its owner, Belgian Princess Leatitia.
Word on the farm from 3 Midwestern growers 22
Three Midwestern growers share the ups and downs of 2013 and look into plans for next year.
Ergonomics behind tool design 121
Milwaukee Tool makes upgrades for ease of use.
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