Willie Vogt

Editorial Director, Farm Progress - Penton Media

For more than 30 years Willie Vogt has covered the "hardware and software" of agriculture from hard iron to biotech to crop protection. In this blog he'll deal with issues surrounding the challenges in agriculture from a number of perspectives. Challenge him, comment, and engage. And let's all enjoy the ride.

Posts by Willie Vogt

Catching up with an expanding technology

A specialized corn that makes producing ethanol easier is gaining traction in the market, but the process takes time and requires plenty of research....More

Taking on the GMO labeling question

One company - Cambpell - is going to start including labels for genetically engineered ingredients on its products. How will consumers react? No one....More

Ringing in the New Year, dodging a bullet

No I'm not talking about drive-by shootings, I'm talking about a tech projectile we dodged in 1999....More

The curious case of high-speed internet use

It appears we’ve hit a plateau, and home-based broadband users are declining, based on a new study from the Pew Research Center....More

Following up on a mystery

Company’s podcast approach to attract interest offers you a chance to win a prize, but time is running out....More

Regardless what you think of climate change…

Companies with shareholders have to take a public stance on the issue, and most are falling in line with working on low-carbon-producing strategies....More

Crop protection merger mania?

Announcement that Dow and DuPont may be in talks for a marriage has business tongues wagging, is it just the first for ag?....More

Thanksgiving and tech talk

Sure we’re about full plates, and full bellies, but talk this time of year turns into a look at tech too. What is on your 'must-buy' tech list? For....More

First look back on Agritechnica

While we have more in store from our trip to Germany we’re back home and looking back a little from the big trip. What makes this show different from....More

Certified used machine movement goes global

Rising inventory of "experienced" equipment is a driver for new programs from Claas and Fendt. Here's a look at the European approach to the problem....More