Farm Industry News Blog http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/42476/feed en Talking about the value of work http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/talking-about-value-work <div class="node-body blog-body">Known for 'Dirty Jobs' Mike Rowe is carving a niche as a spokesman for something farmers understand - work. And he's coming to Farm Progress Show to talk about work and what it means. He says agriculture is one of two key industries, along with mining, that are fundamental.</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/talking-about-value-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/talking-about-value-work#comments Farm Equipment Events Farm Industry News Blog Tue, 01 Sep 2015 09:52:00 +0000 80121 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>Mike Rowe is known for his show Dirty Jobs, but he&#39;s also become a leading advocate for the concept of &quot;work.&quot; He&#39;s headed to the 2015 Farm Progress Show to discuss that concept at an event sponsored by Syngenta, called <a href="http://syngentaebiz.com/mediamanager/mediaPreview.aspx?eid=4837&amp;fTy=1&amp;et=8&amp;t=0" target="_blank">#notafraidtowork</a> (Photo: Alex Wong, Getty Images)</p> A day in the field with Syngenta's Gary Prescher http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/day-field-syngentas-gary-prescher <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Last week, Syngenta invited Farm Industry News to a test site in Morgan, Minnesota, to showcase some of the company&rsquo;s newest seed, seed treatments, and pesticide products in the field. &nbsp;</p> <p>The Morgan, MN, location is one of more than 30 test sites scattered throughout the Midwest that are part of the company&rsquo;s Grow More Experience Sites. Each site consists of small sections of land that are devoted to different products used on crops.</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/day-field-syngentas-gary-prescher" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/day-field-syngentas-gary-prescher#comments Herbicides Syngenta Fungicides Herbicides Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:03:00 +0000 80101 at http://farmindustrynews.com Suiting up for the big show http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/suiting-big-show <div class="node-body blog-body">This is the official start of the fall farm show season with Farm Progress Show kicking off this week, and we're blogging every day - so check back often.</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/suiting-big-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/suiting-big-show#comments Farm Equipment Events Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:27:00 +0000 80091 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p><strong>International visitors are a common sight at the Farm Progress Show, which draws people from more than 50 countries in most years. There&#39;s even an International Visitors area to help folks when they arrive.</strong></p> Advance look at new tractor, now coming to market http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/advance-look-new-tractor-now-coming-market <div class="node-body blog-body">Agco's Fendt 500 Vario tractor is heading to the United States, we got our first look at this machine in Germany. The machine is built in a new state-of-the-art facility and offers power in a compact footprint. </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/advance-look-new-tractor-now-coming-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/advance-look-new-tractor-now-coming-market#comments Farm Equipment AGCO Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:35:00 +0000 80061 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>The new Fendt 500 Vario offers machines ranging from 110 to 150 engine hp in a shorter-wheelbase design that offers added maneuverability. The tractor has a range of high end features.</p> Crop measurement or modeling: which is better? http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/crop-measurement-or-modeling-which-better <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>A lot has been in the press in the past few years about crop modeling. Using algorithms to define outcomes based on millions of data points from weather, soil, yield history and other factors that play into farming.</p> <p>But with all that predicting, there is bound to be some error. That&rsquo;s where the importance of measurement comes in&mdash;to give you an accurate picture of what is actually happening in your field.</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/crop-measurement-or-modeling-which-better" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/crop-measurement-or-modeling-which-better#comments Variable rate Corn Variable rate application Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 24 Aug 2015 21:02:00 +0000 80031 at http://farmindustrynews.com A passion for pollinators http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/passion-pollinators <div class="node-body blog-body">Crop protection companies get a bad rap from outsiders who think they don't care about beneficial plants and insects…they've never met Caydee</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/passion-pollinators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/passion-pollinators#comments Crop Protection Syngenta Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 20 Aug 2015 10:08:00 +0000 80001 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>These are butterfly weed - a form of milkweed - but as Caydee Savinelli has pointed out, these draw more than butterflies, as these bees will attest. (Photo: Syngenta)</p> New technical committee formed to standardize use of UAVs http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/new-technical-committee-formed-standardize-use-uavs <div class="node-body blog-body">Drones switched from becoming a gee-whiz gadget to a technology that has become part of our ag fabric last week when the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers announced it has formed a technical committee to study this emerging technology. </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/new-technical-committee-formed-standardize-use-uavs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/new-technical-committee-formed-standardize-use-uavs#comments Precision guidance Precision farming Farm Industry News Blog Tue, 18 Aug 2015 22:58:00 +0000 79981 at http://farmindustrynews.com A thirst for complication http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/thirst-complication <div class="node-body blog-body">There's never a dull moment for Jeff Ryan. In this blog, he takes us through a bottled water hauling trip with quite a few wrinkles thrown in along the way. </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/thirst-complication" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/thirst-complication#comments Farm Equipment Management Farm Industry News Blog Fri, 14 Aug 2015 14:53:00 +0000 79951 at http://farmindustrynews.com Stories you might want to read again http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/stories-you-might-want-read-again <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>In the farm news business, it&rsquo;s our job as editors and journalists not just to cover what&rsquo;s hot, new and different but also do it in a way that makes sense and that makes you want to read more.</p> <p>Good stories inform and entertain, and, at the same time, are accurate, timely and relevant to the reader.</p> <p>Recently, Farm Industry News received some recognition for meeting those basic journalism tenants.</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/stories-you-might-want-read-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/stories-you-might-want-read-again#comments Precision Farming FinOvation award Inputs Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 10 Aug 2015 18:36:00 +0000 79891 at http://farmindustrynews.com Crop technology from a different perspective http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/crop-technology-different-perspective <div class="node-body blog-body">The advancement of value-added traits with consumer benefits takes time to develop but it appears there's momentum building for one trait that's been working to build market share. </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-technology-different-perspective" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/crop-technology-different-perspective#comments Soybean varieties Seed Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 10 Aug 2015 15:52:00 +0000 79881 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>Yep there&#39;s Plenish high-oleic soybean oil in Coffee-mate creamer from Nestle. It&#39;s one of the high-oleic oil choices the company is using (the other is canola) depending on supply. It&#39;s a win for DuPont Pioneer as it works to grow the market for the soybean oil.</p> A responsive approach to the Web makes sense http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/responsive-approach-web-makes-sense <div class="node-body blog-body">You're starting to see some interesting changes in web pages, and email design. There's a reason for it, and you may be holding it in your hand.</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/responsive-approach-web-makes-sense" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/responsive-approach-web-makes-sense#comments Technology Decision Time Electronics Practices and Systems Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 06 Aug 2015 18:43:00 +0000 79871 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>The smartphone is becoming a more common sight on farms these days as the handy tools allow you to do so much. And that trend is driving web design - for the better- for the future. (Photo: Peter Roise/Thinkstock)</p> 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>