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Nov 29, 2016

4 features needed for autonomy to succeed

The vision some have of driver-less tractors working the land isn't an overnight happening, though it may be closer than many of us think....More
Nov 24, 2016

Some thoughts about food, and technology

We're entering the official holiday season, and while it starts with Thanksgiving, for our family it involves plenty of great eating through the....More
Nov 14, 2016

Immersed in tech

Big tech event last week showed off an interesting tool with a range of applications - it's augmented reality....More
Nov 02, 2016

Where do scientists find novel tools?

In the biotech world, you never really know where a new idea will turn up. For example, soured milk could be worth millions....More
Oct 28, 2016

Right tools for the job

A situation where a pry bar, an auger, reachin' sticks and a skid steer are needed for the unloading of wagons at harvest....More
Oct 18, 2016

Making the right argument

In the discussion of biotechnology, a new effort by key commodity groups talks benefits not science. Their argument: Moving away from biotech is a....More
Oct 11, 2016

A hurricane, a farm structure maker and the future

Haiti devastation shows better buildings needed, an ag structure maker has a solution that proved it could stand up to a hurricane....More
Oct 02, 2016

Permission to farm

There's an interesting, and loud, group of detractors out there for any use of tech in ag. It may be your biggest challenge....More
Sep 21, 2016

A passion for pulses

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....More
Sep 15, 2016

A little load balancing among friends

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....More
Sep 15, 2016

Mergers, acquisitions and the future

Latest news from Bayer-Monsanto shows continued shakeup of the ag industry where a lot of forces are at play. A little perspective....More
Sep 08, 2016

The rise of digital farming

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....More
Sep 02, 2016

Post show reflection - weather, innovation and a real winner

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....More
Aug 31, 2016

17,000 steps and what did I see?

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 –....More
Aug 30, 2016

That time of year – fun for a farm show junky

The Farm Progress Show kicks off today and we're on the ground moving to keep up with plenty of new tools and technology....More
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