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 What Big Data analytics means for buyers http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/what-big-data-analytics-means-buyers <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>You&rsquo;ve heard a lot about how you, as a farmer, can use <a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/farm-recordkeeping/making-money-farm-data">Big Data analytics </a>to help make better business decisions in your operation.&nbsp;But what about you, as the consumer, the person who does the buying&mdash;whether it&rsquo;s crop inputs for the field or cereal in the grocery store.</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/what-big-data-analytics-means-buyers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/what-big-data-analytics-means-buyers#comments Farm Recordkeeping Farm Management Software Precision farming Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 18 May 2015 15:58:00 +0000 78911 at http://farmindustrynews.com Things I am doing differently this crop year http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/things-i-am-doing-differently-crop-year <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Instead of using commercial fertilizer last fall I used a mix of compost and lime. I was assured by the person I bought it from that it was the cheapest source of nutrients that I could buy.</p> <p>I told the person who does my spraying to use the cheapest form of atrazine that he can find.</p> <p>Instead of using triple stack hybrids, I planted mostly double stack.</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/things-i-am-doing-differently-crop-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/things-i-am-doing-differently-crop-year#comments Farm Equipment Farm Equipment Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 14 May 2015 17:22:00 +0000 78861 at http://farmindustrynews.com Thinking autonomous in a new way http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/thinking-autonomous-new-way <div class="node-body blog-body">Freightliner is the first to license a self-driving commercial truck to operate on a public highway...it still requires a driver in the cab, but on-board systems enhance efficiency, safety and control. The truck pulls together a range of technologies to provide precise control of the machine, even in traffic.</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/thinking-autonomous-new-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/thinking-autonomous-new-way#comments Trucks/pickups Companies Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 11 May 2015 11:39:00 +0000 78811 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>The new Freightliner Innovation concept truck offers autonomous operation, offering enhanced safety and efficiency on the road. While not commercial, the truck does have a license to operate on public roads in Nevada.</p> Benchmarking your farm gets easier http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/benchmarking-your-farm-gets-easier <div class="node-body blog-body">Comparing your farm to others like it can shine a light on areas where you can improve, and rising access to data makes the process easier.</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/benchmarking-your-farm-gets-easier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/benchmarking-your-farm-gets-easier#comments Precision Farming Companies Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 07 May 2015 15:03:00 +0000 78771 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>This benchmark map from True-Harvest shows a revenue difference based on a 400-acre field and a 38 bu./acre yield difference.</p> The race to self-driving vehicles http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/race-self-driving-vehicles <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Lux Research, a company we interviewed at the <a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/technology-decision-time/future-farming">2014 Ag Innovation Showcase</a>,&nbsp;released a forecast last week for automation in cars.&nbsp; In the report,<a href="https://portal.luxresearchinc.com/research/report_excerpt/19113"> &ldquo;The $102 Billion Opportunity for Partial Automation for Cars,</a>&rdquo; Lux research analyst Maryanna Saenko evaluated the pace of automation in cars, and the opportunities it brings to automakers.</p> <p>Among her findings:</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/race-self-driving-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/race-self-driving-vehicles#comments Precision guidance Precision farming Precision Guidance Sensors Farm Industry News Blog Tue, 05 May 2015 18:20:00 +0000 78351 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>Google&#39;s self-driving car / Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images</p> Social buzz hits ag company http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/social-buzz-hits-ag-company <div class="node-body blog-body">Online fight over 'ownership' definition targets John Deere, and yes it's more complicated than that.</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/social-buzz-hits-ag-company" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/social-buzz-hits-ag-company#comments Farm Equipment John Deere Farm Industry News Blog Wed, 29 Apr 2015 10:56:00 +0000 78181 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>Copyright protections for software on everything you own from a computer to a book have been around for some time. A Wired magazine author takes on farm equipment makers, auto manufacturers and more for saying you don&#39;t &#39;own&#39; that software and have a right to tinker with it. Claims you don&#39;t own the machine itself - not true according to manufacturers.</p> <p><em>Joe Readle/Getty Images News</em></p> Sprayer set-up: A crash course on what to do http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/sprayer-set-crash-course-what-do <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Last week&nbsp;we took you behind the scenes of a <a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/sprayers/sprayer-performance-testing-consistent-coverage#slide-0-field_images-78091">sprayer testing lab </a>at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where graduate student Shane Forney and assistant professor Joe Luck looked at issues affecting spray&nbsp;nozzle performance. Most of those issues have&nbsp;to do with how operators set&nbsp;up the machine.&nbsp;</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/sprayer-set-crash-course-what-do" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/sprayer-set-crash-course-what-do#comments Sprayers Fertilizers Herbicides Nozzles Self-Propelled Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:29:00 +0000 78161 at http://farmindustrynews.com What you didn't know about drones http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/what-you-didnt-know-about-drones <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Every week we get news releases on a new drone developed by xyz inventor or company and what it can do in terms of fly time and distance, image resolution, weight and all the other specs that set their drone apart from the competitions. And we&rsquo;ve covered a lot of them in our product roundup stories.</p> <p>But amidst all of the product news headlines, it can be easy to get lost in the mechanical details of drones and downplay their cultural and political significance.</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/what-you-didnt-know-about-drones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/what-you-didnt-know-about-drones#comments Precision Farming Precision farming Farm Industry News Blog Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:31:00 +0000 78081 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>Photo: PrecisionHawk</p> About that Apple Watch…I'm waiting http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/about-apple-watch-im-waiting <div class="node-body blog-body">I have a saying I use - appropriate technology appropriately applied - that guides me when new stuff comes out. It helps keep me out of trouble.</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/about-apple-watch-im-waiting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/about-apple-watch-im-waiting#comments Farm Equipment Companies Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:04:00 +0000 78041 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>The toughest competition for the Apple Watch may be the lowly sport watch, especially for those who wear a watch while working, not as a fashion statement. First-generation Apple Watch doesn&#39;t meet minimum durability needs.</p> ABC show recreates farmer’s grain bin entrapment http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/abc-show-recreates-farmer-s-grain-bin-entrapment <div class="node-body blog-body">Team FIN farmer Daryl Bridenbaugh watched an ABC show featuring a reenactment of a farmer's grain bin entrapment and shares thoughts on the episode.</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/abc-show-recreates-farmer-s-grain-bin-entrapment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/abc-show-recreates-farmer-s-grain-bin-entrapment#comments Farm Equipment Bins Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 13 Apr 2015 18:11:00 +0000 77991 at http://farmindustrynews.com