Farm Industry News Blog http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/42476/feed en New tool ID's weeds http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/new-tool-ids-weeds <div class="node-body blog-body">A new smartphone app developed by the publishers of Farm Industry News aims to help you spot trouble early for best treatment.</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/new-tool-ids-weeds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/new-tool-ids-weeds#comments Ag Technology Solution Center Precision Farming Crops Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:23:00 +0000 70601 at http://farmindustrynews.com Mother of all winters http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/mother-all-winters <div class="node-body blog-body">Team FIN farmer Daryl Bridenbaugh reflects on what has been the longest and most brutal winter he can remember.</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/mother-all-winters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/mother-all-winters#comments Farm Equipment World Ag Expo Farm Industry News Blog Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:52:00 +0000 70571 at http://farmindustrynews.com Syngenta to license ACE technology to boost ethanol plant productivity http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/syngenta-license-ace-technology-boost-ethanol-plant-productivity <div class="node-body blog-body">"With the ACE technology, ethanol plants should be able to extract approximately 1.6 pounds of corn oil per bushel of corn." </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/syngenta-license-ace-technology-boost-ethanol-plant-productivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/syngenta-license-ace-technology-boost-ethanol-plant-productivity#comments Ethanol Ethanol Farm Industry News Blog Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:34:00 +0000 70531 at http://farmindustrynews.com Robotic lettuce weeder headed to Midwest crops http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/robotic-lettuce-weeder-headed-midwest-crops <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Silicon Valley startup company <a href="http://www.bluerivert.com">Blue River Technology</a>, 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 &ldquo;thinning.&rdquo; Well, now it is in the news again.</p> <p>The company recently received $10 million in funding, led by Data Collective Venture Capital, to bring these robots here to the Midwest to weed row crops like corn and soybeans.</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/robotic-lettuce-weeder-headed-midwest-crops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/robotic-lettuce-weeder-headed-midwest-crops#comments Precision guidance Precision farming Variable rate application Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:06:00 +0000 70511 at http://farmindustrynews.com Rules keep farmers grounded http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/rules-keep-farmers-grounded <div class="node-body blog-body">Popularity of unmanned aerial vehicles for ag continue to rise, current lack of rules slows the process.</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/rules-keep-farmers-grounded" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/rules-keep-farmers-grounded#comments Precision Farming Regulations Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:51:00 +0000 70451 at http://farmindustrynews.com California trip tidbits http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/california-trip-tidbits <div class="node-body blog-body">Team FIN farmer Daryl Bridenbaugh talks about drought, robotics and more at World Ag Expo.</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/california-trip-tidbits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/california-trip-tidbits#comments Farm Equipment World Ag Expo Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 03 Apr 2014 17:19:00 +0000 70231 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>The rise in the use of tracked tractors was one trend Team FIN member Daryl Bridenbaugh picked up on while at World Ag Expo in Tulare, Calif.</p> Is your planter ready? http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/your-planter-ready <div class="node-body blog-body">It's important to know your planter will perform well before you head out for 2014 planting. Follow these tips.</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/your-planter-ready" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/your-planter-ready#comments Planters Planters Farm Industry News Blog Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:47:00 +0000 70421 at http://farmindustrynews.com My own mini-foreign-trade-mission to the Far East http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/my-own-mini-foreign-trade-mission-far-east <div class="node-body blog-body">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.</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/my-own-mini-foreign-trade-mission-far-east" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/my-own-mini-foreign-trade-mission-far-east#comments Business Business Farm Industry News Blog Fri, 28 Mar 2014 16:05:00 +0000 70381 at http://farmindustrynews.com American Coalition for Ethanol addresses RFS, ethanol blends in Washington http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/american-coalition-ethanol-addresses-rfs-ethanol-blends-washington <div class="node-body blog-body">A Republican senator from the South tried to tack onto the Ukrainian aid bill an amendment that would eliminate the RFS within five years. </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/american-coalition-ethanol-addresses-rfs-ethanol-blends-washington" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/american-coalition-ethanol-addresses-rfs-ethanol-blends-washington#comments Ethanol Ethanol Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 27 Mar 2014 19:36:00 +0000 70371 at http://farmindustrynews.com Synthetic oil steps up its purity level http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/synthetic-oil-steps-its-purity-level <div class="node-body blog-body">Team FIN farmer Daryl Bridenbaugh talks with Shell at World Ag Expo about advances made in synthetic oil in recent years.</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/synthetic-oil-steps-its-purity-level" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/synthetic-oil-steps-its-purity-level#comments Farm Equipment World Ag Expo Farm Industry News Blog Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:12:00 +0000 70221 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>Synthetic oil from natural gas offers a new source and as Team FIN member Daryl Bridenbaugh found out, a good price too.</p> 60 acres of new equipment at World Ag Expo http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/60-acres-new-equipment-world-ag-expo <div class="node-body blog-body">Team FIN farmer Daryl Bridenbaugh, from NW Ohio, took the trip to World Ag Expo to find an array of new equipment and products.</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/60-acres-new-equipment-world-ag-expo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/60-acres-new-equipment-world-ag-expo#comments Farm Equipment World Ag Expo Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 20 Mar 2014 17:03:00 +0000 70211 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>The Nuhn Lagoon Crawler remote-controlled manure lagoon pump was an eye catcher for Team FIN Member Daryl Bridenbaugh.</p> Wearing your next computer? http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/wearing-your-next-computer <div class="node-body blog-body">Google launches Android Wear, Samsung has its own take on the smartphone watch and Apple is apparently tinkering with a few things as well. </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/wearing-your-next-computer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/wearing-your-next-computer#comments Precision Farming Electronics and digital equipment Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:25:00 +0000 70261 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>Google Glass is in beta development and offers a new way to get to information from your smart phone and the Web.</p> Erin go biodiesel http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/erin-go-biodiesel <div class="node-body blog-body">You could say that these green fleets transporting green beer truly exemplify “the wearing of the green.” </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/erin-go-biodiesel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/erin-go-biodiesel#comments Biofuel Biodiesel Farm Industry News Blog Fri, 14 Mar 2014 16:32:00 +0000 70181 at http://farmindustrynews.com Data Conversations http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/data-conversations <div class="node-body blog-body">Data privacy concerns aside, the power of the information you gather will be more valuable if it is aggregated with others.</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/data-conversations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/data-conversations#comments Precision Farming Business Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:03:00 +0000 70161 at http://farmindustrynews.com Biodiesel industry uncertain as it awaits RFS ruling, tax incentive extension http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/biodiesel-industry-uncertain-it-awaits-rfs-ruling-tax-incentive-extension <div class="node-body blog-body">“Since refiners can carry over excess 2013 production into 2014 for RFS compliance, the market could be closer to one billion gallons, or almost half of our 2013 [biodiesel] production. That would be devastating for the industry . .. It’s difficult to predict the impact that would have on soybean markets, but clearly biodiesel provides a solid market for excess soybean oil." </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/biodiesel-industry-uncertain-it-awaits-rfs-ruling-tax-incentive-extension" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/biodiesel-industry-uncertain-it-awaits-rfs-ruling-tax-incentive-extension#comments Biofuel Biodiesel Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 06 Mar 2014 21:42:00 +0000 70091 at http://farmindustrynews.com