Farm Industry News Blog The Farm Industry News Blog features commentary from Willie Vogt, Daryl Bridenbaugh and Jeff Ryan. en 5 tips for success at the Farm Progress Show <div class="node-body blog-body">We're getting ready for the big show next week and we thought you'd like a few tips to help maximize your time.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Farm Equipment Farm Progress Show Farm Industry News Blog Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:04:00 +0000 84911 at <p>Farmers will be traveling to Boone, Iowa for the 2016 Farm Progress Show, where they&#39;ll find the latest tools and technologies for their farms.</p> Technology responsibility and dicamba trouble <div class="node-body blog-body">We're supposed to be stewards of the technology we use - all of us. Yet that's not what appears to be happening with new-tech seeds.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crop Protection Business Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 18 Aug 2016 19:45:00 +0000 84871 at <p>These curled leaves are an unwelcome site to farmers who found their neighbors illegally used dicamba on new-tech crops. This is turning into a multi-state problem. (Photo: David Bennett, Delta Farm Press)</p> Letter from Ohio - key word: Dry <div class="node-body blog-body">Blogger Daryl Bridenbaugh offers perspective on the summer in his part of Ohio.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Precision Farming Crops Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 11 Aug 2016 11:49:00 +0000 84821 at <p>Dry conditions have irrigation pumps working overtime for Ohio tomato growers.</p> Celebrating birthdays, marking a machine milestone <div class="node-body blog-body">JCB introduced its fast machine tractor a quarter-century ago.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Row Crop Tractors Farm Equipment Companies Farm Industry News Blog Wed, 10 Aug 2016 10:17:00 +0000 84791 at <p>This fast-moving machine with four equal-sized tires was a stunner when it first appeared on the market 25 years ago. It remains a standout at farm shows.</p> Setting values in a high-tech industry <div class="node-body blog-body">New patent lawsuit reminds this writer of the way values are set in a competitive industry.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sprayers Precision Farming Companies Management Farm Industry News Blog Wed, 03 Aug 2016 11:14:00 +0000 84731 at <p>A new patent lawsuit over pulse-width-modulation spraying is just another in a long line of intellectual property disputes that are common in a high-tech industry - like agriculture.</p> 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