Farm Industry News Blog The Farm Industry News Blog features commentary from Willie Vogt, Jodie Wehrspann, Kathy Graul, Daryl Bridenbaugh and Jeff Ryan. en Award sparks move to manufacturing for irrigation innovation <div class="node-body blog-body">Getting an idea is just the start for any entrepreneur, getting a little help along the way can be important too.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Precision Farming Practices and Systems Farm Industry News Blog Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:05:00 +0000 84641 at <p>Mist Labs is launching AgPulse, an internet-enabled sensor for more precise micro-irrigation water management.</p> EU makes moves on three soybean events <div class="node-body blog-body">Good news for farmers planting latest technology for their farms, and for export traders.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biotech Traits Crops Farm Industry News Blog Fri, 22 Jul 2016 11:23:00 +0000 84591 at <p>The soybean market catches a break on biotech traits as three are approved in Europe.</p> A robot question: Elephants or spiders? <div class="node-body blog-body">The future of farm robotics could take on many forms as the industry continues to strive for efficiency, and to deal with a shrinking labor pool.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Precision Farming Practices and Systems Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 14 Jul 2016 13:20:00 +0000 84411 at <p>This commercial robot tractor - with an 100 hp engine - is at work in some fields in Europe.</p> 4 questions to ask when buying, using fungicides <div class="node-body blog-body">Applying fungicides can produce a payback in higher yields. But buyers should consider these four factors before investing in these products for the 2016 growing season.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fungicides Farm Industry News Blog Wed, 06 Jul 2016 09:22:00 +0000 84351 at <p>Fungicide application requires managing a few key issues, we offer four tips.</p> 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>