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Jun 30, 2015

Deere leads Google in self-driving race, cites the Robot Report

While doing some background research for a robotics story I’m working on for our August issue, I came across an article by Frank Tobe that I....More
Jun 26, 2015

The Great Cell Phone Brush-Off

Team FIN farmer Jeff Ryan gets put to the test on his brush hauling skills for two separate jobs....More
Jun 22, 2015

Getting back to normal, plus tractor photos from the fair

The rainwater has receded but it will take several days before anything can move in the fields. The airplanes are spraying the tomatoes that are....More
Jun 22, 2015

Thoughts on a big merger

The long-time talks between Syngenta and Monsanto are nearing some kind of completion, what does that mean?....More
Jun 18, 2015

5 tech gift ideas for Dad

If you've waited until the last minute to roundup a great gift for Dad, here are some tech options that may get the ball rolling on your Father's Day....More
Jun 17, 2015

Planting recap, flood photos from the Bridenbaughs

Team FIN farmer Daryl Bridenbaugh shares a recap from planting, some recent flood photos near his home and other thoughts....More
Jun 16, 2015

Walmart’s Sustainability scorecard: How do you measure up?

Last week Robert Kaplan, director of sustainability for Walmart, announced he was moving on after four years of promoting sustainability at the world....More
Jun 11, 2015

An interesting high-tech term

Spending time at the World Pork Expo last week was interesting in a number of ways, even for a person who spends most of his time working in row....More
Jun 10, 2015

Look who's blogging now

Look who’s blogging now....More
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 connected

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
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