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Jul 15, 2015

One small gene change makes a difference

The power of genetic science continues to grow and researchers answer some interesting questions - like why is corn, well, corn? New research from....More
Jul 09, 2015

Wettest June on record in NW Ohio

Team FIN farmer Daryl Bridenbaugh, aka the 4020 Freak, shares photos of the good, bad and ugly of how the crops are looking in northwest Ohio....More
Jul 08, 2015

Crop science and technology continues to grow

Researchers are exploring a wide range of new technologies to boost productivity, overcome climate challenges....More
Jul 06, 2015

Two "kids" from McGill

Graduate students from one of Canada’s top research institutions talk about how machine vision is automating tasks like tillage on farms....More
Jul 02, 2015

Team FIN farmer featured on the news

Fresh shrimp in Iowa? Local news station picks up Jeff Ryan’s latest business venture and features it on TV....More
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
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