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May 05, 2016

Skid-steer project, hog production and the 'shouse'

We wrap up our look at what's happening around Northwest Ohio through the winter....More
May 04, 2016

Keeping up with the UAV market

With FAA final rules looming as soon as mid-summer, the unmanned aerial vehicle market is starting to 'firm up' in a number of ways. And big UAV....More
May 03, 2016

Calculating the value of digital agriculture

Recently, we published a Q&A interview with Arama Kukutai, managing director of Finistere Ventures, a venture capitalist company specializing in....More
Apr 20, 2016

New smart phone game educates about ag, construction

Association of Equipment Manufacturers kicks off their election season in a new way - a game you can download. And a road trip to go along with it....More
Apr 14, 2016

The right replacements

A day with a DOT officer, a trip to the ethanol plan to unload corn, a flat tire, and connecting with my evolving cast of characters....More
Apr 11, 2016

The continuing GMO debate...lingers

Is society ready for a nuanced discussion about technology that holds great promise? It doesn't look that way, yet the issue of GMOs is far from a....More
Mar 30, 2016

Throwback market? It may feel that way

While this farm slump is nothing like the '80s some things feel that way - like company acquisitions. Latest news from John Deere and Hagie shows the....More
Mar 29, 2016

Must-have planter add-on?

Is a data logger the new tool everyone must use when they hit the field?....More
Mar 18, 2016

5 reasons why I miss the Space Race

Let's look back on a time when science was cool, no really....More
Mar 11, 2016

Quiet doesn't mean not paying attention

Being seen and not heard has its advantages, and sometimes it can offer a bit of fun too as Blogger Jeff Ryan found recently, while of course....More
Mar 09, 2016

Making sense of data - while not easy there will be a payback

Farmers collecting data from their farms wonder if it's worth the trouble. Here are 3 questions to ask ahead of connecting with a new data-system....More
Mar 04, 2016

10 trending topics from Commodity Classic

It's been a busy week here in New Orleans, LA, at Commodity Classic, the annual convention and trade show of the National Corn Growers Association,....More
Feb 22, 2016

Recapping the National Farm Machinery Show

My trip to Louisville showed me a lot of fun items, including a wide range of custom tractors and a host of other useful tools....More
Feb 17, 2016

Your next farmer

Every farmer has a daughter, rhetorically speaking. And, if you’re lucky, many of those daughters will grow up to be farmers....More
Feb 11, 2016

Snow, skid-steers and an errant chain

Winter brings its own potential for mishaps if you work hard at it, but often things work out....More
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