Farm Industry News Blog http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/42476/feed en Drone excitement not abating http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/drone-excitement-not-abating <div class="node-body blog-body">Good news, FAA started issuing permits - well sort of - for UAV use in agriculture, but there are pitfalls.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/drone-excitement-not-abating" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/drone-excitement-not-abating#comments Precision Farming Practices and Systems Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:33:00 +0000 75691 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>Ag Eagle, a Kansas company, was a popular stop at the Precision Aerial Ag Show in 2014, and the company is pushing ahead as UAV use steps toward commercial reality in 2015.</p> Care for a drink? http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/care-drink <div class="node-body blog-body">Jeff Ryan tackles a project in the January cold after he finds out a leak has created an ice rink on the farm where the cattle go to drink water.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/care-drink" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/care-drink#comments Business Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 19 Jan 2015 16:02:00 +0000 75631 at http://farmindustrynews.com Are you digging your way to disaster? http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/are-you-digging-your-way-disaster <div class="node-body blog-body">Research shows that farmers don't always think about what's underground when they start digging.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/are-you-digging-your-way-disaster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/are-you-digging-your-way-disaster#comments Farm Equipment Tillage Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 15 Jan 2015 16:48:00 +0000 75461 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>Underground pipelines criss-cross the country and farmers should be aware a simple call to 811 will find them before you dig your way to trouble.</p> 2015 Consumer Electronics Show: Your next cab http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/2015-consumer-electronics-show-your-next-cab <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Over the weekend I heard a CBS radio interview with Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association, who said one thing that is different with this year&rsquo;s show in Las Vegas is the strong showing of automakers and automotive suppliers. Five car makers displayed their wares this year compared to near to none a decade ago.</p> <p>States Shapiro in an interview: &ldquo;Technology has become more important than horsepower. Consumers are saying, &lsquo;What I have in my home, I want in my car.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/2015-consumer-electronics-show-your-next-cab" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/2015-consumer-electronics-show-your-next-cab#comments Trucks/pickups Tractors Electronics and digital equipment Tractors Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 08 Jan 2015 18:18:00 +0000 75271 at http://farmindustrynews.com Iowa grant request seeks infrastructure improvement, could also improve market for higher ethanol blends http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/iowa-grant-request-seeks-infrastructure-improvement-could-also-improve-market-higher-ethanol-bl <div class="node-body blog-body">"With infrastructure being one of the primary hurdles to the sale of higher ethanol blends, we anticipate that this legislation would be a very significant step towards allowing more retailers to make the decision to sell higher blends of ethanol,” says Dawn Carlson, Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores of Iowa.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/iowa-grant-request-seeks-infrastructure-improvement-could-also-improve-market-higher-ethanol-bl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/iowa-grant-request-seeks-infrastructure-improvement-could-also-improve-market-higher-ethanol-bl#comments Ethanol Ethanol Farm Industry News Blog Wed, 31 Dec 2014 22:34:00 +0000 75141 at http://farmindustrynews.com Reader Commentary: "No holds barred" in Future of Farming http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/reader-commentary-no-holds-barred-future-farming <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I&rsquo;d like to thank a faithful reader from Missouri for setting me straight on an article we published in our December issue. On page 24, the headline reads &ldquo;The Future of Farming: Industry leaders have a no-holes barred discussion on agriculture&rsquo;s major challenges, and what farmers and corporations need to do to feed the coming groundswell of people.&rdquo;</p> <p>In a voicemail message, the reader says:&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/reader-commentary-no-holds-barred-future-farming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/reader-commentary-no-holds-barred-future-farming#comments Crop Protection Crops Organic Farming Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 29 Dec 2014 16:49:00 +0000 75061 at http://farmindustrynews.com Leifmark, New Holland Agriculture collaborate on corn stover harvest test http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/leifmark-new-holland-agriculture-collaborate-corn-stover-harvest-test <div class="node-body blog-body">New Holland Agriculture's BigBaler 340 produces a 3x4x8-ft. bale of corn stover about every minute. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/leifmark-new-holland-agriculture-collaborate-corn-stover-harvest-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/leifmark-new-holland-agriculture-collaborate-corn-stover-harvest-test#comments Ethanol Cellulosic ethanol Farm Industry News Blog Tue, 23 Dec 2014 16:34:00 +0000 74981 at http://farmindustrynews.com Team FIN farmer wraps up 2014 http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/team-fin-farmer-wraps-2014 <div class="node-body blog-body">Ohio farmer Daryl Bridenbaugh provides a summary of life on the farm this year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/team-fin-farmer-wraps-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/team-fin-farmer-wraps-2014#comments Shop/Office Equipment & Supplies Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:04:00 +0000 74961 at http://farmindustrynews.com Tire maker finds new use for dandelion http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/tire-maker-finds-new-use-dandelion <div class="node-body blog-body">Mitas is going to test a tire using rubber extracted from a specific type of the abundant yellow flower.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/tire-maker-finds-new-use-dandelion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/tire-maker-finds-new-use-dandelion#comments Farm Equipment Companies Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:41:00 +0000 74921 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>A native of Kazakhstan, this dandelion has a special property, it produces a form of natural rubber. An EU program aims to make use of the plant as a rubber source and tire makers, including Mitas, are experimenting. Mitas expects to test a prototype in 2015.</p> What 640 Labs purchase means for Climate Corp http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/what-640-labs-purchase-means-climate-corp <div class="node-body blog-body">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.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/what-640-labs-purchase-means-climate-corp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/what-640-labs-purchase-means-climate-corp#comments Variable rate Variable rate application Farm Industry News Blog Wed, 10 Dec 2014 19:38:00 +0000 74821 at http://farmindustrynews.com One step at a time on tax repair http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/one-step-time-tax-repair <div class="node-body blog-body">Congress moves the needle on equipment purchases for 2014 - at the last minute.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/one-step-time-tax-repair" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/one-step-time-tax-repair#comments Farm Equipment Buying/Purchasing Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 08 Dec 2014 13:37:00 +0000 74731 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>Farm equipment purchases of all types could get last-minute 2014 help from Congress as the tax extenders bill gets moving. Whether farmers can act fast enough to leverage the tool for this tax year remains to be seen.</p> USDA announces grants this week to stimulate bioeconomy http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/usda-announces-grants-week-stimulate-bioeconomy <div class="node-body blog-body"> 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.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/usda-announces-grants-week-stimulate-bioeconomy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/usda-announces-grants-week-stimulate-bioeconomy#comments Biofuel Ethanol Farm Industry News Blog Fri, 05 Dec 2014 16:58:00 +0000 74671 at http://farmindustrynews.com Some motoring assistance http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/some-motoring-assistance <div class="node-body blog-body">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.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/some-motoring-assistance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/some-motoring-assistance#comments Farm Tires Farm Tires Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 01 Dec 2014 18:52:00 +0000 74601 at http://farmindustrynews.com EPA postpones finalizing 2014 renewable volume obligations in RFS until 2015 http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/epa-postpones-finalizing-2014-renewable-volume-obligations-rfs-until-2015 <div class="node-body blog-body"> EPA looks to getting back on the annual statutory timeline by addressing 2014, 2015 and 2016 standards in the next calendar year. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/epa-postpones-finalizing-2014-renewable-volume-obligations-rfs-until-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/epa-postpones-finalizing-2014-renewable-volume-obligations-rfs-until-2015#comments Biofuel Ethanol Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:05:00 +0000 74251 at http://farmindustrynews.com 25x’25 partners urge EPA to issue guidance on flex fuel vehicles http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/25x-25-partners-urge-epa-issue-guidance-flex-fuel-vehicles <div class="node-body blog-body">“This guidance is critical to incentivize the continued production of FFVs and to support the further advancement and deployment of biofuels into the nation’s liquid transportation fuel pool; fuels which are essential to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and enhancing air quality.” </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/25x-25-partners-urge-epa-issue-guidance-flex-fuel-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/25x-25-partners-urge-epa-issue-guidance-flex-fuel-vehicles#comments Ethanol Ethanol Farm Industry News Blog Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:25:00 +0000 74001 at http://farmindustrynews.com