Jun 30, 2015
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Deere leads Google in self-driving race, cites the Robot Report

While doing some background research for a robotics story I’m working on for our August issue, I came across an article by Frank Tobe that I wanted to share.  Tobe is the owner and publisher of The Robot Report, which happens to be a goldmine of information on robotics. His most recent post on 06/27/15 is headlined:  “As Google cars roll out, Deere reminds us of thousands of their self-driving tractors,” in which he makes reference to Google’s sending 25 new self-driving cars onto streets this summer....More
Jun 26, 2015
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The Great Cell Phone Brush-Off

Team FIN farmer Jeff Ryan gets put to the test on his brush hauling skills for two separate jobs....More
Jun 22, 2015
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Getting back to normal, plus tractor photos from the fair

The rainwater has receded but it will take several days before anything can move in the fields. The airplanes are spraying the tomatoes that are grown around here. They have to be sprayed every 7 – 10 days all the way to harvest. Some fields have been ruined and some soybean fields have not been planted yet. The wet weather hasn’t really helped with the price of corn and soybeans and wheat. ...More
Jun 22, 2015
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Thoughts on a big merger

The long-time talks between Syngenta and Monsanto are nearing some kind of completion, what does that mean?...More
Jun 18, 2015
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5 tech gift ideas for Dad

If you've waited until the last minute to roundup a great gift for Dad, here are some tech options that may get the ball rolling on your Father's Day shopping....More
Jun 17, 2015
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Planting recap, flood photos from the Bridenbaughs

Team FIN farmer Daryl Bridenbaugh shares a recap from planting, some recent flood photos near his home and other thoughts....More
Jun 16, 2015
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Walmart’s Sustainability scorecard: How do you measure up?

Last week Robert Kaplan, director of sustainability for Walmart, announced he was moving on after four years of promoting sustainability at the world’s largest retailer. In his farewell letter, Kaplan outlined some of the achievements Walmart made during that time. Among them: -Eliminated nearly 20 million metric tons of greenhouse gas; -Collaborated with Target, one of its biggest competitors, to bring more sustainable personal care and beauty products to the shelf; and,...More

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