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Mar 03, 2014

Iron-clad testimony

Jeff Ryan makes his way to Waterloo, IA, at the John Deere manufacturing facilities where he adressed various groups of employees and got a behind-....More
Feb 27, 2014

A different kind of tech challenge

Companies like Bayer CropScience are struggling to find qualified folks to take on the opportunities of agriculture - key acronym to remember? STEM....More
Feb 21, 2014

Counterpoint: Solar power has a cost

Ron Schwartau, Board Member at Minnesota Rural Electric Association, gave an interesting counterpoint to the "Time to Consider Solar (Mar. issue....More
Feb 20, 2014

Will 11 agricultural technologies feed the growing population?

Food Security in a World of Natural Resource Scarcity is an important tool for targeting current and future investment decisions....More
Feb 19, 2014

50 most innovative farm products

Each year, timed in sync with the National Farm Machinery Show and our own FinOvation Awards banquet, the American Society (ASABE) holds its annual....More
Feb 17, 2014

Changing buying approaches?

During conversations at the National Farm Machinery Show last week we picked up on what may be an interesting trend....More
Feb 10, 2014

An oasis of flavor

Iowa farmer Jeff Ryan takes a trip South to Disney World's Epcot and has a Moroccan culinary adventure....More
Feb 10, 2014

Here we go

Big shows kick off 2014 with new tech, trends and hot products for your farm....More
Feb 06, 2014

Work continues to improve biomass harvest economics

Before using self-propelled balers and tractor trailers, growers were spending more time handling the bales after harvesting than they did creating....More
Jan 30, 2014

Crisis shows value of the smartphone

We rely on technology more than we even know, and it's a darn good thing....More
Jan 23, 2014

Branstad leads hearing today in support of RFS

"EPA’s proposal could cost nearly 45,000 jobs, have a negative ripple effect through the U.S. economy and hinder consumer choice at the pump.”....More
Jan 20, 2014

Talking tech all the time

It's winter meeting season time and my chance to talk with farmers....More
Jan 10, 2014

That comes with delivery

Iowa farmer Jeff Ryan ventures out into the cold with his tractor to rescue a delivery van in the ditch....More
Jan 10, 2014

Did you watch 60 Minutes?

"Solyndra has nothing to do with biofuels," says Michael McAdams, Advanced Biofuels Association....More
Jan 10, 2014

Tech event wraps up in Las Vegas

No, we didn't attend the Consumer Electronics Show, but we're picking up some interesting information....More
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