Karen McMahon has been editor of Farm Industry News since 2000. She joined the staff in 1998 as senior editor and previously worked on the company’s National Hog Farmer magazine.

Karen grew up on a crop and livestock farm outside of LeMars, IA, and earned her journalism degree from South Dakota State University. After college, she worked on the local newspaper as farm editor and later started writing for various livestock and crop magazines.

She has written extensively about trends and technology related to corn and soybean production, the equipment needed for row-crop farming, and livestock production.   

Posts by Karen McMahon

Monsanto receives approval of refuge-in-a-bag product

Monsanto just received full regulatory approval for a single-bag refuge product for corn. The product is called Genuity SmartStax RIB Complete and....More

Syngenta, Bayer CropScience to develop HPPD-tolerant soybean trait

Growing weed resistance is driving the seed trait business. Syngenta and Bayer CropScience just announced that the two companies will collaborate....More

Kuhn Group will purchase Krause Corp.

The farm equipment manufacturer Kuhn Group recently announced it will purchase Krause Corp., another manufacturer of farm equipment. Kuhn is a....More

Bayer CropScience purchases Hornbeck Seed Company

Bayer CropScience is strengthening its position in soybean breeding with the purchase of Hornbeck Seed Company. Bayer made the announcement March....More

John Deere unveils FarmSight for telematics, diagnostics, control of equipment

John Deere equipment will continue to get much smarter in the future. The company announced at Commodity Classic its plan to introduce a suite of....More

From SIMA in Paris: More automation from Case IH and John Deere

Automation and precision farming took a new turn at the large Paris farm show called SIMA. Both Case IH and John Deere displayed technology that....More

AGCO to expand to build Massey Ferguson, Challenger tractors in Minnesota

The agricultural economy must be doing well to experience announcements of manufacturing expansion. AGCO made such an announcement today. The....More

Precision crop control with Valley Irrigation/CropMetrics partnership

Irrigation systems are becoming the ultimate precision farming tools as they partner up with agronomic software systems to apply products across....More

Syngenta-Pioneer license, Novozymes purchase of EMD Crop BioScience

Cooperation and acquisitions continue in the seed and crop protection business. Syngenta and DuPont just signed a corn rootworm trait licensing....More