Willie Vogt

Editorial Director
Farm Progress - Penton Media
Articles by Willie Vogt
Smart cash and credit management will pay in 2014 

The financial picture for agriculture in 2014 doesn’t look like it will face big changes — barring another drought or some other unforeseen issue. Yet there are signs ahead that call for specific tactics for smart cash management in the new year.

Farmland price slowdown for next year? 1

The rapid rise of land prices has a lot of people crying “bubble,” with some sales hitting astronomical amounts for typical Iowa farmland. Higher crop prices, along with solid yields, bolstered buyers’ efforts to expand their operations, but could things be changing in 2014?

Buyer’s Guide 2014 1
Farm Industry News spoke with the experts to bring you a look at where farm input prices will be for 2014. Each forecast will be released throughout the week.
Grain handling tools for 2014
Farm shows offer look at new ways to manage key commodity during busy times, and in storage.
New irrigation technology from fall farm show 
Husker Harvest Days showed off some new tools for watering crops.
European methods for preventing pesticide runoff  1
European farmers are looking at new ways to keep the pesticides they use on the farm. A “biobed” approach offers a self-contained way to process crop protection products. Microorganisms in the biobed’s soil break down the crop protection products.
Precision ag firms bolster data offerings
Enhanced Cloud data storage and remote rainfall management were a few of the high-tech offerings seen at this year's Farm Progress Show.
Innovative tool from Nuhn for churning lagoons
The Lagoon Crawler from Nuhn is a remote-control machine that will churn up the contents of livestock lagoons to get the most you can for farm fields.
Shining a spotlight on sprayer application tools
Major farm shows are a great place to capture top products in one place, here's a look at the latest in spraying equipment.
Bayer CropScience announces new soybean brand 1
Bayer CropScience announced global name for its soybean business during annual ag-focused press conference.
Brief look at Husker Harvest Days innovations
From irrigation enhancements to special paint jobs to entrepreneurs at work, it's all near Grand Island.
Field sprayer at work in a German demonstration
A peek at a European approach to sustainability 1
During a visit to a forward-thinking farm in Germany, we get a look at concepts and ideas gaining traction in this part of the world.
Farm Progress Show attendees had plenty of new tools to see on the farm.
Farm Progress Show offers plenty to see 13
The 2013 Farm Progress Show is done, but we saw plenty while on the site.
John Deere rethinks the user interface 24
Engineers are looking at how users connect with equipment in new ways to make operation easier. Key driving force for user interface change the need for easy to use functions on a tractor display. An important feature for the new 4600 Command-Center is contextual help.
Measuring the cost of the biotech challenge 64
Different regulatory approval processes that hinder release of biotech tools increase costs, reduce availability for consumers.
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