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Checking out equipment at Farm Science Review

Team FIN farmer checks out the newest equipment on display at the Farm Science Review show in Ohio....More

Lynn Grooms

Lynn Grooms hails from the Badger State. An agricultural journalist and contributing editor to Farm Industry News, she frequently covers the biofuels industry.
 

USDA announces grants this week to stimulate bioeconomy

Since the Advanced Biofuel Payment Program's inception, USDA has made more than $280 million in payments that have helped support production of more than 5.8 billion gallons of advanced biofuel and the equivalent of more than 58 billion kilowatt hours of electric energy....More

David Hest

David Hest writes about precision agriculture, electronics and communications technologies and trends affecting production agriculture.

in Farm Industry News Blog May 09, 2011

Topcon announces HiPer AG mobile RTK base station

  Topcon Precision Agriculture has expanded its HiPer series of satellite receivers to include HiPer AG, a new portable base station for high-accuracy real-time kinematic (RTK) applications for the worldwide agriculture market. HiPer AG is a dual-frequency, GPS+GLONASS receiver that is designed for simple setup and operation....More

Kathy Huting

Kathy Huting joined the Farm Industry News staff in September 2011. Kathy manages farmindustrynews.com, Farm Industry News e-newsletters, and FIN social media. In addition, she writes news and feature articles for the publication and represents the franchise at industry events. 

Leaders in precision ag technology to gather at InfoAg

The upcoming precision ag event in St. Louis is sure to spark plenty of good tech conversations....More

Karen McMahon

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...

Champaign County, Illinois, farmland draws $15,375/acre

Farmland prices haven't softened in Champaign County, Illinois. It was thought that a new record for farmland prices in the county was reached this week when $15,375/acre price was paid for a 173-acre farm. These higher prices follow the predictions offered by farm real estate experts in our December Buyer's Forecast....More

Mark Moore

Mark Moore is an agricultural writer/photographer based in southeast Wisconsin. Mark’s professional career includes work in seed, crop chemicals, row crops, machinery, fruits and vegetables, dairy, and livestock.

in Farm Industry News Blog Mar 14, 2012

Ban air fresheners, not biotech

It’s not often the topic of air fresheners comes up at an ag conference, so imagine my surprise when this flashed on a screen during a seminar at Crop World Global 2011: Every year, 2,000 people in the U.S. are hospitalized with injuries due to air fresheners....More
in Farm Industry News Blog Oct 01, 2010

The Heat, Line 1

Here’s Jeff’s account of how he came to be the proud owner of one of only six Ranch Hands ever made, a machine that Jeff describes as “a hybrid between a pickup and a tractor…on steroids.”....More

Jeff Ryan

Jeff Ryan is Guy No. 2 in the operation of Two Guys Farming, Inc., near Cresco, IA.

Jeff farms during the day, but in the evening he e-mails his observations about life on the farm to his city-dwelling friends. He weaves these observations into entertaining stories that are sure...

in Farm Industry News Blog Dec 01, 2014

Some motoring assistance

It's logging season on the farm in Iowa, and Team FIN farmer Jeff Ryan helps out a stranded logger with some major tire troubles....More

Willie Vogt

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...

Tire maker finds new use for dandelion

Mitas is going to test a tire using rubber extracted from a specific type of the abundant yellow flower....More

Jodie Wehrspann

Jodie has been a journalist for 15 years, specializing in machinery, technology and precision farming. Prior to Farm Industry News, she worked as a research analyst/editor for Rockwood Research, the former research arm of Farm Journal Media.

Jodie has won numerous...

What 640 Labs purchase means for Climate Corp

In a Business Wire news release issued Monday, Monsanto's weather modeling company Climate Corp announced its purchase of data analytics company 640 Labs, a tech start-up company in Chicago. 640 Labs has found a way to capture geo-referenced data from farm vehicles using a drive that plugs into the vehicle's diagnostics port....More

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