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Aug 27, 2015

Advance look at new tractor, now coming to market

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....More
Aug 24, 2015

Crop measurement or modeling: which is better?

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....More
Aug 20, 2015

A passion for pollinators

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....More
Aug 18, 2015

New technical committee formed to standardize use of UAVs

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....More
Aug 14, 2015

A thirst for complication

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....More
Aug 10, 2015

Stories you might want to read again

In the farm news business, it’s our job as editors and journalists not just to cover what’s hot, new and different but also do it in a....More
Aug 10, 2015

Crop technology from a different perspective

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....More
Aug 06, 2015

A responsive approach to the Web makes sense

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....More
Jul 27, 2015

Machines get two-way communication

The next step in ag technology may be implements that not only talk back to tractors but tell them what to do....More
Jul 23, 2015

What four Iowa counties think of Trump

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....More
Jul 16, 2015

Cover crops: The mechanics of how to plant

It’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....More
Jul 15, 2015

One small gene change makes a difference

The power of genetic science continues to grow and researchers answer some interesting questions - like why is corn, well, corn? New research from....More
Jul 09, 2015

Wettest June on record in NW Ohio

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....More
Jul 08, 2015

Crop science and technology continues to grow

Researchers are exploring a wide range of new technologies to boost productivity, overcome climate challenges....More
Jul 06, 2015

Two "kids" from McGill

Graduate students from one of Canada’s top research institutions talk about how machine vision is automating tasks like tillage on farms....More
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