Farm Industry News Blog http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/42476/feed The Farm Industry News Blog features commentary from Willie Vogt, Jodie Wehrspann, Kathy Graul, Daryl Bridenbaugh and Jeff Ryan. en Deere leads Google in self-driving race, cites the Robot Report http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/deere-leads-google-self-driving-race-cites-robot-report <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>While doing some background research for a robotics story I&rsquo;m working on for our August issue, I came across an article by Frank Tobe that I wanted to share. &nbsp;Tobe is the owner and publisher of The Robot Report, which happens to be a goldmine of information on robotics.</p> <p>His most recent post on 06/27/15 is headlined: &nbsp;&ldquo;As Google cars roll out, Deere reminds us of thousands of their self-driving tractors,&rdquo; in which he makes reference to Google&rsquo;s sending 25 new self-driving cars onto streets this summer.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/deere-leads-google-self-driving-race-cites-robot-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/deere-leads-google-self-driving-race-cites-robot-report#comments Precision guidance John Deere Precision farming Tractors Farm Industry News Blog Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:50:00 +0000 79521 at http://farmindustrynews.com The Great Cell Phone Brush-Off http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/great-cell-phone-brush <div class="node-body blog-body">Team FIN farmer Jeff Ryan gets put to the test on his brush hauling skills for two separate jobs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/great-cell-phone-brush" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/great-cell-phone-brush#comments Trucks/pickups Transport Farm Industry News Blog Fri, 26 Jun 2015 21:04:00 +0000 79461 at http://farmindustrynews.com Getting back to normal, plus tractor photos from the fair http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/getting-back-normal-plus-tractor-photos-fair <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The rainwater has receded but it will take several days before anything can move in the fields. The airplanes are spraying the tomatoes that are grown around here. They have to be sprayed every 7 &ndash; 10 days all the way to harvest. Some fields have been ruined and some soybean fields have not been planted yet. The wet weather hasn&rsquo;t really helped with the price of corn and soybeans and wheat.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/getting-back-normal-plus-tractor-photos-fair" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/getting-back-normal-plus-tractor-photos-fair#comments Farm Equipment Farm Equipment Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 22 Jun 2015 19:45:00 +0000 79321 at http://farmindustrynews.com Thoughts on a big merger http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/thoughts-big-merger <div class="node-body blog-body">The long-time talks between Syngenta and Monsanto are nearing some kind of completion, what does that mean?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/thoughts-big-merger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/thoughts-big-merger#comments Precision Farming Companies Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 22 Jun 2015 14:41:00 +0000 79311 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>Photograph by Brent Stirton/Getty Images</p> 5 tech gift ideas for Dad http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/5-tech-gift-ideas-dad <div class="node-body blog-body">If you've waited until the last minute to roundup a great gift for Dad, here are some tech options that may get the ball rolling on your Father's Day shopping.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/5-tech-gift-ideas-dad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/5-tech-gift-ideas-dad#comments Precision Farming Electronics and digital equipment Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 18 Jun 2015 17:35:00 +0000 79301 at http://farmindustrynews.com Planting recap, flood photos from the Bridenbaughs http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/planting-recap-flood-photos-bridenbaughs <div class="node-body blog-body">Team FIN farmer Daryl Bridenbaugh shares a recap from planting, some recent flood photos near his home and other thoughts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/planting-recap-flood-photos-bridenbaughs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/planting-recap-flood-photos-bridenbaughs#comments Sprayers Farm Equipment Farm Industry News Blog Wed, 17 Jun 2015 16:04:00 +0000 79281 at http://farmindustrynews.com Walmart’s Sustainability scorecard: How do you measure up? http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/walmart-s-sustainability-scorecard-how-do-you-measure <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Last week Robert Kaplan, director of sustainability for Walmart, announced he was moving on after four years of promoting sustainability at the world&rsquo;s largest retailer. In his farewell letter, Kaplan outlined some of the achievements Walmart made during that time. Among them:</p> <p>-Eliminated nearly 20 million metric tons of greenhouse gas;</p> <p>-Collaborated with Target, one of its biggest competitors, to bring more sustainable personal care and beauty products to the shelf; and,</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/walmart-s-sustainability-scorecard-how-do-you-measure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/walmart-s-sustainability-scorecard-how-do-you-measure#comments Energy Sustainable Agriculture Water Management Farm Industry News Blog Tue, 16 Jun 2015 14:59:00 +0000 79271 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>Caption: Former CNN correspondent Frank Sesno (left) interviews Robert Kaplan, Walmart&rsquo;s director of sustainability (middle), and Rick Tolman (right), National Corn Growers Association, on the topic of sustainability at the Bayer CropScience&rsquo;s 8th Annual Ag Issues Forum.<br /> Photo Credit: Jodie Wehrspann</p> An interesting high-tech term http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/interesting-high-tech-term <div class="node-body blog-body">Spending time at the World Pork Expo last week was interesting in a number of ways, even for a person who spends most of his time working in row crops. And I picked up some new vocabulary along the way - it's not what you think.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/interesting-high-tech-term" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/interesting-high-tech-term#comments Precision Farming Events Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 11 Jun 2015 05:43:00 +0000 79211 at http://farmindustrynews.com Look who's blogging now http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/look-whos-blogging-now <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Look who&rsquo;s blogging now</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/look-whos-blogging-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/look-whos-blogging-now#comments Precision Farming Inputs Marketing and Promotion Precision farming Farm Industry News Blog Wed, 10 Jun 2015 13:37:00 +0000 79201 at http://farmindustrynews.com Hype or hope? When cars and tractors operate themselves http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/hype-or-hope-when-cars-and-tractors-operate-themselves <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Whenever I read about autonomous cars and how they are projected to disrupt the auto market by 2025, I&rsquo;m left to wonder about the benefits of autonomous vehicles. In farm vehicles like tractors, combines, and self-propelled sprayers, I get it. Making them autonomous can reduce labor costs, make farm work easier, make crop input application more accurate, and reduce fuel costs by finding the shortest path and the tractor settings&rsquo; sweet spot.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/hype-or-hope-when-cars-and-tractors-operate-themselves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/hype-or-hope-when-cars-and-tractors-operate-themselves#comments Precision guidance Precision farming Precision Guidance Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 01 Jun 2015 21:11:00 +0000 79081 at http://farmindustrynews.com