Farm Industry News Blog en Putting deep genetic data to work <div class="node-body blog-body">A cloud-based tool could someday dramatically increase development speed for new crops and for some this will be a game changer. While farmers won't use it, plant breeders will.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seed Business Crops Farm Industry News Blog Tue, 24 May 2016 19:26:00 +0000 83181 at <p>We talk about cloud-based computing a lot, and while farmers may benefit, the real advancement may be in plant breeding with more key information available to an increasing group of plant breeders.</p> Time to drive a Tweel? <div class="node-body blog-body">Industrial innovation in rolling tech provides flat-free performance while also offering as smooth ride.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Farm Equipment Farm Vehicles Companies Buying/Purchasing Farm Industry News Blog Fri, 20 May 2016 11:37:00 +0000 83151 at <p>Michelin&#39;s Tweel is an airless tire with a unique spoke design that provides a better ride than conventional flat-free tires.</p> 5 things I've learned so far from that new GMO report <div class="node-body blog-body">New, comprehensive GMO report from the National Academy of Sciences is chock-full of information - here's what I've picked up so far.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crop Protection Crops Farm Industry News Blog Wed, 18 May 2016 15:18:00 +0000 83121 at <p>GMO crops get seal of approval from National Academy of Sciences in a new 400-page comprehensive report.</p> FIN Follow-up: NutrientStar nutrient assessment tool <div class="node-body blog-body">System for evaluating nutrient management tools moves ahead. We offer an update on progress being made by the Environmental Defense Fund, which has started evaluating products.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fertilizer Corn Inputs Farm Industry News Blog Tue, 17 May 2016 14:02:00 +0000 83101 at <p>Developed by the Environmental Defense Fund, the product assessment tool&nbsp;NutrientStar&nbsp;rates&nbsp;the performance of&nbsp;fertilizer management products for the farm.&nbsp;</p> <p>Source: Environmental Defense Fund&nbsp;</p> Feeding a farm show addiction <div class="node-body blog-body">While the Midwest is still working on planting a crop, farm show organizers are getting ready for your fall visit. And for one show, eyes in the sky have a whole new place to play.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Farm Equipment Farm Progress Show Precision Farming Tradeshows Farm Industry News Blog Tue, 10 May 2016 14:34:00 +0000 83041 at <p>Big crowds like checking out new technology at the Farm Progress Show. This year they&#39;ll have something added to those demo fields - the Drone Lab. (Photo: Holly Spangler, Prairie Farmer)</p> Pies, bike rides and cattle advice <div class="node-body blog-body">Long-time relationship with beef vet is an education in more than cattle. Dr. Mark Hilton is also an excellent judge of pie.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Beef Cow-Calf Production Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 05 May 2016 20:18:00 +0000 83011 at <p>Dr. Mark Hilton and Guy No. 2 have been connecting since the early days of the Internet.</p> Skid-steer project, hog production and the 'shouse' <div class="node-body blog-body">We wrap up our look at what's happening around Northwest Ohio through the winter.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Farm Equipment Practices and Systems Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 05 May 2016 19:05:00 +0000 83001 at <p>A big project for blogger Daryl Bridenbaugh this winter was painting his skid-steer loader. Turned out nice.</p> Keeping up with the UAV market <div class="node-body blog-body">With FAA final rules looming as soon as mid-summer, the unmanned aerial vehicle market is starting to 'firm up' in a number of ways. And big UAV events expand.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Farm Equipment Precision Farming Precision Farming Farm Industry News Blog Wed, 04 May 2016 15:58:00 +0000 82971 at <p>AgEagle is one company that has announced a new partnership - this one for enhanced data communication - and it&#39;s one of several announced this week.</p> Calculating the value of digital agriculture <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Recently, we published a Q&amp;A interview with Arama Kukutai, managing director of <a href="">Finistere Ventures</a>, a venture capitalist company specializing in the ag sector. (You can read the full story, called <a href="">&ldquo;Betting Big,&rdquo; here.)</a>&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Variable rate Precision farming Variable rate application Farm Industry News Blog Tue, 03 May 2016 07:47:00 +0000 82931 at <p>Arama Kukutai, managing director of Finistere Ventures, left, is the author or &ldquo;Can Digital Farming Deliver on its Promise?&rdquo; Here is pictured with Geoff Kneen, R&amp;D licensing and new ventures manager at Bayer, which works with Finistere Ventures to find new investment opportunities in agricultural technology.&nbsp;</p> New smart phone game educates about ag, construction <div class="node-body blog-body">Association of Equipment Manufacturers kicks off their election season in a new way - a game you can download. And a road trip to go along with it.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Farm Equipment Business Election Farm Industry News Blog Wed, 20 Apr 2016 14:19:00 +0000 82801 at <p>AEM has a new smart phone game that is fun to play, but also delivers a message about the importance of ag and construction.</p> The right replacements <div class="node-body blog-body">A day with a DOT officer, a trip to the ethanol plan to unload corn, a flat tire, and connecting with my evolving cast of characters.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trucks/pickups Practices and Systems Corn Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 14 Apr 2016 19:05:00 +0000 82731 at <p>Blogger Jeff Ryan finds he has a flat - or rather a DOT officer helped him find the flat.</p> The continuing GMO debate...lingers <div class="node-body blog-body">Is society ready for a nuanced discussion about technology that holds great promise? It doesn't look that way, yet the issue of GMOs is far from a simple yes/no answer.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biotech Traits Seed Crops Plant and Animal Health Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 11 Apr 2016 18:30:00 +0000 82681 at <p>The GMO debate is stirring up plenty of talk, with little room for either side to move. (Image: JackyLeung/Thinkstock)</p> Throwback market? It may feel that way <div class="node-body blog-body">While this farm slump is nothing like the '80s some things feel that way - like company acquisitions. Latest news from John Deere and Hagie shows the trend continues. Updated.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sprayers John Deere Buying/Purchasing Farm Industry News Blog Wed, 30 Mar 2016 15:31:00 +0000 82581 at <p>John Deere and Hagie Mfg. enter into a new partnership, as Deere acquires a majority interest in the Clarion, Iowa company.</p> Must-have planter add-on? <div class="node-body blog-body">Is a data logger the new tool everyone must use when they hit the field?</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Planters Variable rate application Variable rate seeding Farm Industry News Blog Tue, 29 Mar 2016 18:50:00 +0000 82571 at <p>Climate Corporation&#39;s FieldView Drive logs data from your planter and displays it on an iPad for use at planting. The information comes from a data logger that plugs into a tractor&#39;s ISOBUS port.</p> 5 reasons why I miss the Space Race <div class="node-body blog-body">Let's look back on a time when science was cool, no really.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Precision Farming Business Practices and Systems Farm Industry News Blog Fri, 18 Mar 2016 20:29:00 +0000 82481 at <p>This artists rendering of a great memory of a super human accomplishment. We need more. (Photo: Jupiterimages/Thinkstock)</p>