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Mother of all winters

Team FIN farmer Daryl Bridenbaugh reflects on what has been the longest and most brutal winter he can remember....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.
 

Syngenta to license ACE technology to boost ethanol plant productivity

"With the ACE technology, ethanol plants should be able to extract approximately 1.6 pounds of corn oil per bushel of corn."....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. 

Is your planter ready?

It's important to know your planter will perform well before you head out for 2014 planting. Follow these tips....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 Mar 28, 2014

My own mini-foreign-trade-mission to the Far East

On a recent trip to Florida, Team FIN farmer Jeff Ryan explores an Asian food market where he finds quite a few unfamiliar items on the shelves....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...

New tool ID's weeds

A new smartphone app developed by the publishers of Farm Industry News aims to help you spot trouble early for best treatment....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...

Robotic lettuce weeder headed to Midwest crops

Silicon Valley startup company Blue River Technology, Mountain View, CA, got a lot of press in 2013 when it unveiled a prototype robot that would go through fields of lettuce and ferret out the weakling heads, a process called “thinning.” Well, now it is in the news again. The company recently received $10 million in funding....More
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