Farm Industry News Blog en Making the right argument <div class="node-body blog-body">In the discussion of biotechnology, a new effort by key commodity groups talks benefits not science. Their argument: Moving away from biotech is a vote against sustainability.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biotechnology Business Farm Industry News Blog Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:35:00 +0000 85971 at <p>High-tech crops like biotech-enhanced corn helps cut insecticide use, keeps farmers from tilling fields thanks to better crop protection options, and more.</p> A hurricane, a farm structure maker and the future <div class="node-body blog-body">Haiti devastation shows better buildings needed, an ag structure maker has a solution that proved it could stand up to a hurricane.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Buildings Companies Farm Industry News Blog Tue, 11 Oct 2016 16:38:00 +0000 85881 at <p>Village of Hope in Haiti uses the Safe T Home structures, which have proven they can stand up to a hurricane.</p> Permission to farm <div class="node-body blog-body">There's an interesting, and loud, group of detractors out there for any use of tech in ag. It may be your biggest challenge.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biotechnology Crops Business Farm Industry News Blog Sun, 02 Oct 2016 12:00:00 +0000 85741 at <p>Raising a healthy, productive corn crop, requires fertilizer and crop protection products like atrazine. But new biotech tools could be challenged for the future too.</p> A passion for pulses <div class="node-body blog-body">Around the world they call them pulses, here in the U.S. we call them beans. Either way Irvin Widders is enthused about the potential for this nutrition-rich crop.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crops Dry Beans Farm Industry News Blog Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:44:00 +0000 85381 at <p>Irvin Widders, director, Feed the Future Legume Innovation Lab, has a passion for pulses. His enthusiasm for the crop is driven by its potential for both human nutrition and the environment.</p> A little load balancing among friends <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>A good hands-free device for a cell phone can get a guy into more fun than he could ever imagine. For instance, my phone rang a few weeks ago as I was busy working outside. It was a farmer friend I&#39;ve known for probably 20-25 years or so. He needed some help and needed it in short order. Weather hasn&#39;t done us a lot of favors this year, and this guy had some small grain that he harvested that was starting to heat up on him.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Practices and Systems Farm Industry News Blog Fri, 16 Sep 2016 02:39:00 +0000 85311 at <p>When a farmer friend called for help balancing a load, that meant meeting truck and trailer with the skid-steer loader; and providing a little help.</p> Mergers, acquisitions and the future <div class="node-body blog-body">Latest news from Bayer-Monsanto shows continued shakeup of the ag industry where a lot of forces are at play. A little perspective</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technology Companies Buying/Purchasing Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 15 Sep 2016 11:05:00 +0000 85291 at <p>Bayer is latest company to move in changing ag market.</p> The rise of digital farming <div class="node-body blog-body">Data-focused agriculture is no longer a new idea, but there are still new ways companies want to engage you and your farm's information.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technology BASF Bayer CropScience Precision Farming Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 08 Sep 2016 05:05:00 +0000 85131 at <p>Digital farming is on the rise, as BASF and Bayer discuss their latest plans.</p> Post show reflection - weather, innovation and a real winner <div class="node-body blog-body">Still digging through notes, press kits and a ton of photos but all because there was plenty to see at the 2016 Farm Progress Show.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Farm Progress Show Farm Industry News Blog Fri, 02 Sep 2016 11:41:00 +0000 85071 at 17,000 steps and what did I see? <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>We dodged the rain bullet on Day 1 at the Farm Progress Show site, which mean there were field demos and the weather stayed cloudy and cool &ndash; but dry. While I&#39;m writing this in Day 2 where sunrise was beautiful, and there&#39;s no threat of rain for the remainder of the show, I still did a fair share of walking</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Farm Progress Show Farm Industry News Blog Wed, 31 Aug 2016 14:56:00 +0000 85041 at <p>Bayer has a plan to beat weeds with an extensive multi-product approach.</p> That time of year – fun for a farm show junky <div class="node-body blog-body">The Farm Progress Show kicks off today and we're on the ground moving to keep up with plenty of new tools and technology.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Companies Farm Industry News Blog Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:54:00 +0000 85001 at 5 tips for success at the Farm Progress Show <div class="node-body blog-body">We're getting ready for the big show next week and we thought you'd like a few tips to help maximize your time.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Farm Progress Show Farm Industry News Blog Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:04:00 +0000 84911 at <p>Farmers will be traveling to Boone, Iowa for the 2016 Farm Progress Show, where they&#39;ll find the latest tools and technologies for their farms.</p> Technology responsibility and dicamba trouble <div class="node-body blog-body">We're supposed to be stewards of the technology we use - all of us. Yet that's not what appears to be happening with new-tech seeds.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crop Protection Business Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 18 Aug 2016 19:45:00 +0000 84871 at <p>These curled leaves are an unwelcome site to farmers who found their neighbors illegally used dicamba on new-tech crops. This is turning into a multi-state problem. (Photo: David Bennett, Delta Farm Press)</p> Letter from Ohio - key word: Dry <div class="node-body blog-body">Blogger Daryl Bridenbaugh offers perspective on the summer in his part of Ohio.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technology Crops Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 11 Aug 2016 11:49:00 +0000 84821 at <p>Dry conditions have irrigation pumps working overtime for Ohio tomato growers.</p> Celebrating birthdays, marking a machine milestone <div class="node-body blog-body">JCB introduced its fast machine tractor a quarter-century ago.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tractors Equipment Companies Farm Industry News Blog Wed, 10 Aug 2016 10:17:00 +0000 84791 at <p>This fast-moving machine with four equal-sized tires was a stunner when it first appeared on the market 25 years ago. It remains a standout at farm shows.</p> Setting values in a high-tech industry <div class="node-body blog-body">New patent lawsuit reminds this writer of the way values are set in a competitive industry.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sprayers Technology Companies Management Farm Industry News Blog Wed, 03 Aug 2016 11:14:00 +0000 84731 at <p>A new patent lawsuit over pulse-width-modulation spraying is just another in a long line of intellectual property disputes that are common in a high-tech industry - like agriculture.</p>