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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
Oct 11, 2015

Creating a little mystery

The rising popularity of podcasts has companies trying that method of communication too. One approach - from Mosaic - aims to help solve a mystery....More
Oct 05, 2015

Precision farming roundup: New products for 2016

With all of the news ab out precision farming, it is easy to get lost in the headlines of product offerings. Over the summer we received dozens of....More
Oct 05, 2015

Road trips offer insight

Getting out of the office is always a good thing for an ag journalist…really....More
Oct 01, 2015

The team keeps changing

Blogger Jeff Ryan is seeing some changes to his team and remembering how former team members have come through for him in the past. How do you look....More
Oct 01, 2015

Ag science, The Martian and more

There's a new movie coming out that is probably more scientific than most viewers are used to, and that's a good thing. The Martian is not about....More
Sep 28, 2015

University engineers play role in diesel scandal

Work done by West Virginia University researchers spotted emission problems that have now created the VW headache, but also shows the value of....More
Sep 23, 2015

New standard to manage mixed equipment fleets

Thinking about your farm machinery inventory as a fleet may be a new idea, but managing those important assets in new ways will become increasingly....More
Sep 21, 2015

Events, technology and a soft market

New products and agriculture technology drive event interest since seeing is still believing,....More
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