Kathy Huting

Digital/Production Editor,
Penton Media

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


Continued wet weather in Indiana doesn't pose danger to yields at harvest - yet 39
Corn planting in Indiana is two weeks behind the five-year state average due to persistent heavy rains, but that hasn't yet posed a risk to yields at harvest.
2013 National Corn Yield Contest now open 2
The 2013 National Corn Growers Association's Corn Yield Contest is now open to corn growers.
Ugly pickup photo contest: Submit your entry now for a chance to win a prize 19

Every farmer has an old pickup truck on the farm that they just can’t part with for many different reasons. We are asking you, our readers, to submit photos of that old, ugly pickup truck from your farm, whether it’s still running or not. Photos can be submitted in one of two ways.

DuPont Pioneer doubles amount of Aquamax drought-tolerant corn hybrids for 2013 23


At a recent media event in Johnston, Iowa, DuPont Pioneer announced that it is doubling the number of Optimum AQUAmax drought-tolerant corn hybrids from 22 in 2012 to 44 in 2013. With the U.S. Drought monitor continuing to show drought as a major problem well into this month, more and more growers are asking about drought-tolerant hybrids, says Reed Mayberry, senior marketing manager, DuPont Pioneer. 

Candid moments at the 2013 National Farm Machinery Show 1

The National Farm Machinery Show attracts people from around the world to see the newest innovations in agriculture. For the young and old and everyone in between, the show is an unforgettable experience. Photos: Kathy Huting

New tractors, wheel rakes, fertilizer applicators and more from National Farm Machinery Show 2013


Farm Industry News editors hit the show floor early on the first day of the National Farm Machinery Show to find the newest and most popular products. Here's a sampling of what they found. 

Behind-the-scenes preview of set-up at the National Farm Machinery Show

Farm Industry News editors arrived early at the National Farm Machinery Show today to check out the new products on the show floor as the show staff put the final touches on the exhibitors' displays. Here is a sampling of what they saw. Check back at farmindustrynews.com to get updates from Farm Industry News on the newest products throughout the week.

2013 Buyer's forecast: Fuel 4

While there is no crystal ball for exactly predicting future fuel prices, experts expect that fuel prices in general will remain stable in 2013 and may even be slightly lower than 2012 prices.

2012 gift guide for the farmer on your list 56

As holiday jingles blast from your TV promoting department store deals, popular children’s toys, and this season’s latest fashions, you may be scratching your head while trying to come up with the perfect gift for the farmer on your list. Farm Industry News has you covered. From the newest power tools to warm outdoor gear, this sampling of gift ideas for farmers will get you on track to get your shopping started.

The soybean aphid saga takes a turn with new control tactics 43

While soybean aphids did not pose as much of a threat in fields this summer as spider mites did, the saga of the aphid, which began in 2000, is now further complicated by a recent arrival of one of its natural enemies, a tiny Asian wasp, that was first spotted in Minnesota fields just last year.

Geringhoff to open new facilities in St. Cloud, Minn.

German-based Geringhoff announced today that it will open a new 106,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in St. Cloud, Minn. The new facilities will be located in the former Donline Company building, which provided windows, doors and millwork to lumber companies. The company is no longer in business. Now the same facility will produce agricultural harvesting equipment and house Geringhoff's first North American factory.

New John Deere Gator designed for adventure, utility 8

John Deere has taken its line of utility vehicles up a big notch this year. The new Gator RSX850i is the first in the Gator line designed primarily for recreational purposes, with the power and agility to handle just about any terrain.

A ride through the scenic desert trails in Utah on the new John Deere Gator RSX 7

Moab, Utah, is a destination for many thrill-seekers looking to experience the landscape on one of the several desert trails on anything from a mountain bike to a utility vehicle. John Deere hosted a media event July 10-12 in Moab to launch its brand-new Gator RSX 850i utility vehicle, and editors from around the country had the chance to test them out on the trails. On Wednesday, July 11, each editor rode his or her own Gator RSX along the Seven Mile Trail, which offered long, sandy stretches and many majestic rock formations along the way.

Photo gallery: Close-up look at new John Deere Gator RSX850i 3

John Deere recently unveiled its brand-new John Deere Gator RSX 850i utility vehicle in Moab, Utah, July 10-12. This is the first in John Deere's line of Gators to be designed primarily for recreational purposes. With top speeds of up to 56 mph, FOX 2.0 Performance Series shocks, and precision handling, the new utility vehicle was designed with adventure in mind. The vehicle was designed with utility features, as well, with a 400-lb. hauling capacity, several storage compartments, a powerful engine and standard safety features that exceed requirements.

Where did my cheeseburger come from? 3

School students in urban classrooms can sometimes have a disconnect from agriculture and where their food comes from. That's according to Lloyd Lesmeister, one of the FFA leaders from an Agriculture in the Classroom event held on Friday, May 18, at Anderson United Community School in Minneapolis, Minn.

"This event is about bringing the farm to the city and teaching urban students about how food actually gets to their plate," said Natasha Mortenson, agriculture teacher and FFA adviser at Morris Area High School in Morris, Minn.

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