Farm Industry News Blog The Farm Industry News Blog features commentary from Willie Vogt, Jodie Wehrspann, Kathy Graul, Daryl Bridenbaugh and Jeff Ryan. en A buyer's market for farmland? <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>If you are looking to buy farmland this year, there might be some room for negotiation. A new report issued today by Farmers National Company, a farm management service, showed that farmland values in much of the Midwest slipped from the highs of several years ago. The report states the decline is in relation to falling commodity prices.</p> <p>Eight of the 11 Midwest states surveyed showed a decline in average sale prices per acre between June 2015 to June 2016, with the exception of South Dakota, Michigan and Kansas, where values remained the same.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Farm Recordkeeping Inputs Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:24:00 +0000 84091 at Survey digs into youth ag attitudes <div class="node-body blog-body">Society's future rests on youth, and with 9 billion to feed by 2050, what do they think of farming?</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Precision Farming Companies Practices and Systems Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:53:00 +0000 83581 at The largest field robot in the world <div class="node-body blog-body">A new gantry-style robot by German tech company LemnaTec is changing the way hybrid crops are found and developed.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Precision guidance Auto Guidance Precision farming Farm Industry News Blog Tue, 14 Jun 2016 15:19:00 +0000 83401 at <p>LemnaTec&#39;s&nbsp;Field Scanalyzer robot is being used to look for high-yielding bioenergy crops at the&nbsp;University of Arizona&rsquo;s Maricopa Agricultural Center.&nbsp;</p> Surprise, surprise! <div class="node-body blog-body">A birthday-focused trip to Florida offers plenty of ways to confuse the 'target' and a good time was had by all.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Shop/Office Business Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 13 Jun 2016 20:21:00 +0000 83391 at <p>Timing of the trip couldn&#39;t have been better - Epcot was holding its flower show.</p> Dealers rate equipment makers, should you care? <div class="node-body blog-body">Equipment Dealers Association announces its 2016 Dealer's Choice honorees.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Farm Equipment Companies Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 13 Jun 2016 16:04:00 +0000 83371 at <p>This is the second year that John Deere has nabbed the Full-Line Manufacturer Dealer&#39;s Choice award.</p> Poster aims to get you thinking 'safety' <div class="node-body blog-body">June is National Safety Month. While you may not think of farming as very dangerous, it is actually one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Farm Equipment Practices and Systems Farm Industry News Blog Wed, 08 Jun 2016 19:41:00 +0000 83341 at <p>Farming can be hazardous to your health, but there&#39;s something you can do about it. Check out the new poster from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.</p> Celebrating a life in farm equipment <div class="node-body blog-body">A passionate advocate for innovation in agriculture has left us; and he'll be missed.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Farm Equipment AGCO Farm Industry News Blog Fri, 03 Jun 2016 19:15:00 +0000 83281 at <p>Kevin Bien, formerly with Agco, passed away. He leaves a legacy of education and a passion for agriculture that will be hard to match.</p> AgDNA among Top 10 innovative companies <div class="node-body blog-body">Farm-focused app we covered has gained greater attention in a national ranking of all apps. Ag gets noticed.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Precision Farming Ag Management System Precision farming Farm Industry News Blog Wed, 01 Jun 2016 13:07:00 +0000 83251 at <p>AgDNA wins Lux Research&rsquo;s top innovator award for a mobile farm app that integrates data from equipment into a decision-support system for growers.</p> Crop protection company builds on digital farming <div class="node-body blog-body">Bayer's latest announcement has the company working with a satellite firm to expand remote sensing capability.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Precision Farming Bayer CropScience Technology Farm Industry News Blog Tue, 31 May 2016 16:23:00 +0000 83241 at <p>New tech satellite tools will collect information that Bayer and Planetary Resources will put to work for farmers. This is the Ceres satellite from Planetary Resources.</p> Putting deep genetic data to work <div class="node-body blog-body">A cloud-based tool could someday dramatically increase development speed for new crops and for some this will be a game changer. While farmers won't use it, plant breeders will.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seed Business Crops Farm Industry News Blog Tue, 24 May 2016 19:26:00 +0000 83181 at <p>We talk about cloud-based computing a lot, and while farmers may benefit, the real advancement may be in plant breeding with more key information available to an increasing group of plant breeders.</p>