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Jun 01, 2015

Hype or hope? When cars and tractors operate themselves

Whenever I read about autonomous cars and how they are projected to disrupt the auto market by 2025, I’m left to wonder about the benefits of....More
Jun 01, 2015

Staying connected1

Team FIN farmer Jeff Ryan looks back on the past few months with his Uncle Phil, how connected he was, and the importance of maintaining the proper....More
May 28, 2015

Your data, ownership and some concerns

Survey by a major manufacturer uncovers some knowledge gaps on data ownership, and understanding of the different types of data you collect. Knowing....More
May 18, 2015

What Big Data analytics means for buyers

You’ve heard a lot about how you, as a farmer, can use Big Data analytics to help make better business decisions in your operation. But....More
May 14, 2015

Things I am doing differently this crop year

Instead of using commercial fertilizer last fall I used a mix of compost and lime. I was assured by the person I bought it from that it was the....More
May 11, 2015

Thinking autonomous in a new way

Freightliner is the first to license a self-driving commercial truck to operate on a public highway...it still requires a driver in the cab, but on-....More
May 07, 2015

Benchmarking your farm gets easier

Comparing your farm to others like it can shine a light on areas where you can improve, and rising access to data makes the process easier....More
May 05, 2015

The race to self-driving vehicles

Lux Research, a company we interviewed at the 2014 Ag Innovation Showcase, released a forecast last week for automation in cars.  In the....More
Apr 29, 2015

Social buzz hits ag company6

Online fight over 'ownership' definition targets John Deere, and yes it's more complicated than that....More
Apr 27, 2015

Sprayer set-up: A crash course on what to do

Last week we took you behind the scenes of a sprayer testing lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where graduate student Shane Forney and....More
Apr 21, 2015

What you didn't know about drones

Every week we get news releases on a new drone developed by xyz inventor or company and what it can do in terms of fly time and distance, image....More
Apr 16, 2015

About that Apple Watch…I'm waiting2

I have a saying I use - appropriate technology appropriately applied - that guides me when new stuff comes out. It helps keep me out of trouble....More
Apr 13, 2015

ABC show recreates farmer’s grain bin entrapment

Team FIN farmer Daryl Bridenbaugh watched an ABC show featuring a reenactment of a farmer's grain bin entrapment and shares thoughts on the episode....More
Apr 13, 2015

Little help from a friend

Team FIN farmer Jeff Ryan gets a little help around the farm from 4-year-old Hazel....More
Apr 09, 2015

Next-step tech offers novel yield boosting approach

A new company is targeting the microbial environment where a crop grows to boost yields....More
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The Farm Industry News Blog features commentary from Willie Vogt, Jodie Wehrspann, Kathy Graul, Daryl Bridenbaugh and Jeff Ryan.

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