Farm Industry News Blog http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/42476/feed en Machines get two-way communication http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/machines-get-two-way-communication <div class="node-body blog-body">The next step in ag technology may be implements that not only talk back to tractors but tell them what to do.</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/machines-get-two-way-communication" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/machines-get-two-way-communication#comments Farm Equipment New Holland Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:30:00 +0000 79741 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>The baler this New Holland T7 is pulling can tell the tractor what to do. Using a new class of ISOBUS connection, there is true two-way communication between tractor and implement.</p> What four Iowa counties think of Trump http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/what-four-iowa-counties-think-trump <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Love him or hate him, Donald Trump continues to make news. And, this week, Iowa has been part of his headlines. Yesterday, the Des Moines Register came out with an <a href="http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/editorials/caucus/2015/07/20/donald-trump-end-campaign/30439253/">editorial </a>asking the Republican presidential candidate to drop out of the race.</p> <p>The move set off a flurry of talk about Des Moines and the state of Iowa as a whole. Is it the breadbasket of liberals? Or the bastion of conservatives?</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/what-four-iowa-counties-think-trump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/what-four-iowa-counties-think-trump#comments Industry Voice Election Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:33:00 +0000 79721 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>Photo by Charlie Leight/Getty Images</p> Cover crops: The mechanics of how to plant http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/cover-crops-mechanics-how-plant <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>It&rsquo;s hard to pick up a farm magazine these days without finding an article on cover crops. Why you should plant them, when you should plant them, and what should you plant to put nutrients back in the soil.</p> <p>They help reduce soil erosion. Their roots break up compaction. And they can fix nutrients so they don&rsquo;t get washed away, and they put some in while they&rsquo;re at it.</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/cover-crops-mechanics-how-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/cover-crops-mechanics-how-plant#comments Planters Air Drill/Air Seeder Tillage equipment Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 16 Jul 2015 15:23:00 +0000 79661 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>This cover crop seeder from Valmar&nbsp;can be mounted on vertical tillage equipment.</p> One small gene change makes a difference http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/one-small-gene-change-makes-difference <div class="node-body blog-body">The power of genetic science continues to grow and researchers answer some interesting questions - like why is corn, well, corn? New research from the University of Wisconsin-Madison has found out an interesting answer to that question.</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/one-small-gene-change-makes-difference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/one-small-gene-change-makes-difference#comments Biotech Traits Technology Decision Time Crops Farm Industry News Blog Wed, 15 Jul 2015 13:35:00 +0000 79641 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>The corn we raise today is nothing like the spindly grass raised by farmers 10,000 years ago. Some of corn&#39;s best value comes from the mutation of a single gene, selected by primitive farmers.</p> Wettest June on record in NW Ohio http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/wettest-june-record-nw-ohio <div class="node-body blog-body">Team FIN farmer Daryl Bridenbaugh, aka the 4020 Freak, shares photos of the good, bad and ugly of how the crops are looking in northwest Ohio.</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/wettest-june-record-nw-ohio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/wettest-june-record-nw-ohio#comments Shop/Office Management Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 09 Jul 2015 14:14:00 +0000 79601 at http://farmindustrynews.com Crop science and technology continues to grow http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/crop-science-and-technology-continues-grow <div class="node-body blog-body">Researchers are exploring a wide range of new technologies to boost productivity, overcome climate challenges.</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/crop-science-and-technology-continues-grow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/crop-science-and-technology-continues-grow#comments Seed Crops Farm Industry News Blog Wed, 08 Jul 2015 14:03:00 +0000 79581 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>Scott Olson/Getty Images</p> Two "kids" from McGill http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/two-kids-mcgill <div class="node-body blog-body">Graduate students from one of Canada’s top research institutions talk about how machine vision is automating tasks like tillage on farms.</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/two-kids-mcgill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/two-kids-mcgill#comments Precision Farming Electronics and digital equipment Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 06 Jul 2015 22:44:00 +0000 79571 at http://farmindustrynews.com Team FIN farmer featured on the news http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/team-fin-farmer-featured-news <div class="node-body blog-body">Fresh shrimp in Iowa? Local news station picks up Jeff Ryan’s latest business venture and features it on TV.</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/team-fin-farmer-featured-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/team-fin-farmer-featured-news#comments Shop/Office Business Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:07:00 +0000 79531 at http://farmindustrynews.com 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>