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Dec 01, 2015

Driverless tractor shown on TV

Autonomous Tractor Corp. gets a little play on a Fargo TV station, and there's a discussion of how their automated tractor tech works....More
Nov 30, 2015

Retirement project nets nifty truck

Our neighbor uses his spare time, and a little ingenuity, to create a one-of-a-kind truck. Check out the photos too....More
Nov 25, 2015

Thanksgiving and tech talk

Sure we’re about full plates, and full bellies, but talk this time of year turns into a look at tech too. What is on your 'must-buy' tech list? For....More
Nov 13, 2015

First look back on Agritechnica

While we have more in store from our trip to Germany we’re back home and looking back a little from the big trip. What makes this show different from....More
Nov 12, 2015

Demo of new shock-absorbing corn head

DragoTec offers chopping head advances with the new GT line including an innovative "shock absorber" design in the deck plates that aim to keep corn....More
Nov 12, 2015

Certified used machine movement goes global

Rising inventory of "experienced" equipment is a driver for new programs from Claas and Fendt. Here's a look at the European approach to the problem....More
Nov 10, 2015

Capping off the farm show season in style

A trip to Agritechnica might be a nice bucket list item for many, and blogger Willie Vogt recommends it. He also offers a look at three tips he's....More
Nov 06, 2015

The elegance of a robot

In the world of robots, the machine not only has to perform a wide range of tasks, but it also has to look good - at least in the competition I took....More
Nov 03, 2015

Drilling down on John Deere, Climate Corp. deal

Just what did John Deere get out of its purchase today, and how does Climate Corp. benefit from the Precision Planting spin-off?....More
Nov 02, 2015

A matter of flexibility

Blogger Jeff Ryan knows farmers have to be flexible, especially at harvest. But some days there's the need to think "out of the box" as he and his....More
Oct 31, 2015

Driverless tractor getting closer to farms

Autonomous Tractor Company announces first sale of its diesel-electric hybrid powertrain - called eDrive - to Family Farms Group. The powertrain is....More
Oct 27, 2015

Precision ag pioneer killed

Dr. Marvin Stone was part of a team that pushed the envelope in a number of areas, and became a victim in that Homecoming parade accident at Oklahoma....More
Oct 21, 2015

Ag tech's most secret weapon

Five lessons FIN Editor Willie Vogt picked up from some of the top farmers in the Southeast, while at Sunbelt Ag Expo....More
Oct 16, 2015

Turning data into knowledge

A new startup company is taking farm information and creating a computer model for decision-making on the farm. This is beyond yield maps....More
Oct 16, 2015

Lessons in grain handling and storage

Ag engineers tackle a lot of issues, including hunger - including how best to store grains produced in developing countries....More
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