Farm Industry News Blog http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/42476/feed en 8 tech news and video items to check out http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/8-tech-news-and-video-items-check-out <div class="node-body blog-body">The tech tools you'll be linking all that farm data to are changing. Here are some hot topics related to general tech you'll want to check out.</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/8-tech-news-and-video-items-check-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/8-tech-news-and-video-items-check-out#comments Precision Farming Farm Industry News Blog Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:31:00 +0000 71771 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>Microsoft ups its game with the new Surface Pro 3, and it&#39;s seeing its fair share of comparisons online.</p> Leaders in precision ag technology to gather at InfoAg http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/leaders-precision-ag-technology-gather-infoag <div class="node-body blog-body">The upcoming precision ag event in St. Louis is sure to spark plenty of good tech conversations.</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/leaders-precision-ag-technology-gather-infoag" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/leaders-precision-ag-technology-gather-infoag#comments Precision Farming Electronics and digital equipment Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:54:00 +0000 71721 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>Photo: Mike Krivit</p> Big crop, big opportunities http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/big-crop-big-opportunities <div class="node-body blog-body">A big harvest has prices slipping, but farmers see the value of investing for the future.</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/big-crop-big-opportunities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/big-crop-big-opportunities#comments Farm Equipment Precision Farming Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:48:00 +0000 71711 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>A healthy corn crop is not a &#39;bad&#39; thing, though falling prices might have you thinking otherwise at first.</p> Corn grower cites agronomic benefits of corn stover removal http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/corn-grower-cites-agronomic-benefits-corn-stover-removal <div class="node-body blog-body">DuPont and Iowa have found that partial (~ 50 percent) corn stover removal improved corn yields on participating farms by about 5.2 bushels per acre in more than 90 percent of the fields.</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/corn-grower-cites-agronomic-benefits-corn-stover-removal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/corn-grower-cites-agronomic-benefits-corn-stover-removal#comments Ethanol Cellulosic ethanol Farm Industry News Blog Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:17:00 +0000 71701 at http://farmindustrynews.com Farmers with UAVs share experiences http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/farmers-uavs-share-experiences <div class="node-body blog-body">Farmers who use UAVs on their operations share experiences, advice</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/farmers-uavs-share-experiences" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/farmers-uavs-share-experiences#comments Precision Farming Electronics and digital equipment Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 14 Jul 2014 22:04:00 +0000 71671 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>Broadcaster Max Armstrong interviews three growers who own UAVs for their farms. From left: Judi Graff; Matt hughes; and Matt Boucher.</p> UAV show offers plenty to see http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/uav-show-offers-plenty-see <div class="node-body blog-body">One of the first unmanned aerial vehicle shows to offer visitors live demos draws interest.</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/uav-show-offers-plenty-see" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/uav-show-offers-plenty-see#comments Precision Farming Events Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:36:00 +0000 71631 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>Farmer interest in UAVs is high. Here, show visitors to the Precision Aerial Ag Show are checking out software to use with an Ag Eagle system.</p> Life after the Bi-Rotor combine http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/life-after-bi-rotor-combine <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Cousins Ralph Lagergren and Mark Underwood reached celebrity status when they sold the patent rights to their Bi-Rotor combine to John Deere. &nbsp;A book, called <em>&ldquo;Dream Reaper: The Story of an Old-Fashioned Inventor in the High-Tech, High-Stakes World of Modern Agriculture</em>,&rdquo; was written about their journey, and even today they remain recognizable figures.</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/life-after-bi-rotor-combine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/life-after-bi-rotor-combine#comments Combines John Deere Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:10:00 +0000 71601 at http://farmindustrynews.com Drones, I mean UAVs, are on my mind http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/drones-i-mean-uavs-are-my-mind <div class="node-body blog-body">Upcoming show, and info in the news, have many of us thinking about these new remote flyers.</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/drones-i-mean-uavs-are-my-mind" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/drones-i-mean-uavs-are-my-mind#comments Precision Farming Precision Farming Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 07 Jul 2014 11:29:00 +0000 71591 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>Drones will be flying at the first-ever Precision Aerial Ag Show in Decature, Ill., this week, but there are a lot of issues brewing about drone use.</p> Polaris launches new category of SxS utility vehicle http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/polaris-launches-new-category-sxs-utility-vehicle <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Polaris announced today the formal launch of its Ranger Crew diesel side-by-side utility vehicle with an integrated multi-power system, a first for vehicles in this category. Farm Industry News got the chance to preview and drive this vehicle in April at the grand opening of Polaris&rsquo; expanded R&amp;D facility in Wyoming, MN.</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/polaris-launches-new-category-sxs-utility-vehicle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/polaris-launches-new-category-sxs-utility-vehicle#comments ATV/UV Utility Vehicles Welding Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 30 Jun 2014 19:38:00 +0000 71541 at http://farmindustrynews.com The geometry of hay http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/geometry-hay <div class="node-body blog-body">On the heels of the Hay and Forage Expo, Jeff Ryan tells the story of how a couple of hay bales got loose on his hilly farm. </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/geometry-hay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/geometry-hay#comments Hay Balers Farm Industry News Blog Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:52:00 +0000 71501 at http://farmindustrynews.com Ag media-focused event offers company insight http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/ag-media-focused-event-offers-company-insight <div class="node-body blog-body">Spending a couple of days with a major crop protection company offers a look at some key issues, and new products. We even got a nice video demonstration too.</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/ag-media-focused-event-offers-company-insight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/ag-media-focused-event-offers-company-insight#comments Crop Protection BASF Farm Industry News Blog Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:15:00 +0000 71411 at http://farmindustrynews.com Another step toward site-specific tillage http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/another-step-toward-site-specific-tillage <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Case IH&rsquo;s announcement yesterday of its new <a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/tillage/new-case-ih-disk-harrow-tough-residue">True-Tandem 345 seed bed disk harrows </a>points to where tillage is headed in this country. The option, called &ldquo;active hydraulic down pressure.&rdquo;</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/another-step-toward-site-specific-tillage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/another-step-toward-site-specific-tillage#comments Tillage Implements Tillage equipment Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 09 Jun 2014 23:19:00 +0000 71311 at http://farmindustrynews.com Sometimes everything is self-serve http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/sometimes-everything-self-serve <div class="node-body blog-body">Team FIN farmer Jeff Ryan talks about handling seed at planting time this year.</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/sometimes-everything-self-serve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/sometimes-everything-self-serve#comments Seed Seed Farm Industry News Blog Fri, 06 Jun 2014 14:19:00 +0000 71281 at http://farmindustrynews.com Teaser: Yamaha pulls the wraps off its first six-passenger off-road utility vehicle http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/teaser-yamaha-pulls-wraps-its-first-six-passenger-road-utility-vehicle <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><a href="http://www.yamaha-motor.com" target="_blank">Yamaha Motor Corporation</a> today unveiled a six-passenger off-road utility vehicle called the Viking VI. Farm <img alt="" src="/site-files/farmindustrynews.com/files/uploads/2014/06/yamahaweb%20copy.JPG" style="width: 450px; height: 300px; margin: 3px; float: left;" />Industry News got a preview of the Viking VI earlier this week as it was unwrapped prior to its dealer meeting outside of Austin, TX. We also got the chance to test drive the new vehicle, which was modeled after its three-person predecessor called the Viking.</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/teaser-yamaha-pulls-wraps-its-first-six-passenger-road-utility-vehicle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/teaser-yamaha-pulls-wraps-its-first-six-passenger-road-utility-vehicle#comments ATV/UV Utility Vehicles Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 05 Jun 2014 19:33:00 +0000 71271 at http://farmindustrynews.com Student ag engineers get real-world experience http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/student-ag-engineers-get-real-world-experience <div class="node-body blog-body">Annual competition sponsored by American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers culminates in a little fun - a tractor pull.</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/student-ag-engineers-get-real-world-experience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/student-ag-engineers-get-real-world-experience#comments Farm Equipment Groups & Organizations Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 02 Jun 2014 02:33:00 +0000 71191 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>The University of Kentucky won the 2014 International Quarter Scale Tractor Student Design Competition with its two-wheel drive machine featuring a single 31-hp engine.</p>