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Tech investment
Jul 17, 2014

Big crop, big opportunities

A big harvest has prices slipping, but farmers see the value of investing for the future....More
Jul 16, 2014

Corn grower cites agronomic benefits of corn stover removal

DuPont and Iowa have found that partial (~ 50 percent) corn stover removal improved corn yields on participating farms by about 5.2 bushels per acre....More
Jul 14, 2014

Farmers with UAVs share experiences

Farmers who use UAVs on their operations share experiences, advice....More
UAV software demonstration
Jul 10, 2014

UAV show offers plenty to see

One of the first unmanned aerial vehicle shows to offer visitors live demos draws interest....More
Jul 07, 2014

Life after the Bi-Rotor combine

Cousins Ralph Lagergren and Mark Underwood reached celebrity status when they sold the patent rights to their Bi-Rotor combine to John Deere.  A....More
precision ag UAV, or drone
Jul 07, 2014

Drones, I mean UAVs, are on my mind

Upcoming show, and info in the news, have many of us thinking about these new remote flyers....More
Jun 30, 2014

Polaris launches new category of SxS utility vehicle

Polaris announced today the formal launch of its Ranger Crew diesel side-by-side utility vehicle with an integrated multi-power system, a first for....More
Jun 27, 2014

The geometry of hay

On the heels of the Hay and Forage Expo, Jeff Ryan tells the story of how a couple of hay bales got loose on his hilly farm....More
Jun 18, 2014

Ag media-focused event offers company insight

Spending a couple of days with a major crop protection company offers a look at some key issues, and new products. We even got a nice video....More
Jun 09, 2014

Another step toward site-specific tillage

Case IH’s announcement yesterday of its new True-Tandem 345 seed bed disk harrows points to where tillage is headed in this country. The option....More
Jun 06, 2014

Sometimes everything is self-serve

Team FIN farmer Jeff Ryan talks about handling seed at planting time this year....More
Jun 05, 2014

Teaser: Yamaha pulls the wraps off its first six-passenger off-road utility vehicle

Yamaha Motor Corporation today unveiled a six-passenger off-road utility vehicle called the Viking VI. Farm Industry News got a preview of the Viking....More
Jun 01, 2014

Student ag engineers get real-world experience

Annual competition sponsored by American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers culminates in a little fun - a tractor pull....More
Jun 01, 2014

WI growers manage fleet with a single plug

Last week I travelled to Cuba City, WI, where brothers Joe and Matt Schweigert and crew had just finished up planting corn and soybeans. They....More
May 29, 2014

Industry letters to President Obama underscore importance of RFS targets

"The impact would be equivalent to adding 7 new coal fired power plants or cancelling every wind farm project currently under construction in the....More
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