Kathy Huting

Digital/Production Editor,
Penton Media

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


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 68
Three Midwestern growers share the ups and downs of 2013 and look into plans for next year.
Ergonomics behind tool design 142
Milwaukee Tool makes upgrades for ease of use.
6 apps for identifying weeds, pests and more 62
With all the apps available for agriculture, we break these six down for you as great ID tools for your farm.
Take to the sky for high-tech field scouting 216
There’s no ignoring the buzz surrounding UAV use in precision agriculture, but it’s important to understand how the buzz got started. The potential in the crop scouting process to identify problem areas in fields almost immediately will provide major opportunities for farmers and agronomists in the future. While FAA restrictions still apply, farmers should learn more about this technology and the types of UAVs available, which vary widely in features and cost.
The Spectrum of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Agriculture 28
Agriculture is said to be the next big benefactor of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones. Here, Farm Industry News provides a sampling of these systems.
7 smartphone and tablet apps for scouting 355
These apps will help your scouting process throughout the growing season.
Innovations in tool and accessory design from Milwaukee Tool 178
Milwaukee Tool has tackled common challenges customers face when using tools, and while some of the innovations may seem simple, they've made a big difference in the company's tool and accessory lineups.
Q&A with Monsanto’s CEO and CFO 196
Farm Industry News got some insights from Monsanto’s Hugh Grant, chairman and chief executive officer and Pierre Courduroux, senior vice president and chief financial officer in this Q&A session.
Soybean breeding tour at Monsanto's headquarters: Tackling SCN and Phytophthora 180

On Monday, editors were invited to tour Monsanto's headquarters in St. Louis, Mo., and see the work the company is doing in its Asgrow soybeans, particularly in fighting major pests and diseases which can be devastating to yields. Here is a look at the research being done at Monsanto to fight these yield-robbing problems.

The A to Z of technology changing agriculture 123
The complete A to Z list of technology changing the agriculture industry.
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