Farm Industry News Blog http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/42476/feed The Farm Industry News Blog features commentary from Willie Vogt, Daryl Bridenbaugh and Jeff Ryan. en A passion for pulses http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/passion-pulses <div class="node-body blog-body">Around the world they call them pulses, here in the U.S. we call them beans. Either way Irvin Widders is enthused about the potential for this nutrition-rich crop.</div> <p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/passion-pulses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/passion-pulses#comments Seed Dry Beans Farm Industry News Blog Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:44:00 +0000 85381 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>Irvin Widders, director, Feed the Future Legume Innovation Lab, has a passion for pulses. His enthusiasm for the crop is driven by its potential for both human nutrition and the environment.</p> A little load balancing among friends http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/little-load-balancing-among-friends <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>A good hands-free device for a cell phone can get a guy into more fun than he could ever imagine. For instance, my phone rang a few weeks ago as I was busy working outside. It was a farmer friend I&#39;ve known for probably 20-25 years or so. He needed some help and needed it in short order. Weather hasn&#39;t done us a lot of favors this year, and this guy had some small grain that he harvested that was starting to heat up on him.</p></div> <p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/little-load-balancing-among-friends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/little-load-balancing-among-friends#comments Shop/Office Practices and Systems Farm Industry News Blog Fri, 16 Sep 2016 02:39:00 +0000 85311 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>When a farmer friend called for help balancing a load, that meant meeting truck and trailer with the skid-steer loader; and providing a little help.</p> Mergers, acquisitions and the future http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/mergers-acquisitions-and-future <div class="node-body blog-body">Latest news from Bayer-Monsanto shows continued shakeup of the ag industry where a lot of forces are at play. A little perspective</div> <p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/mergers-acquisitions-and-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/mergers-acquisitions-and-future#comments Technology Companies Buying/Purchasing Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 15 Sep 2016 11:05:00 +0000 85291 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>Bayer is latest company to move in changing ag market.</p> The rise of digital farming http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/rise-digital-farming <div class="node-body blog-body">Data-focused agriculture is no longer a new idea, but there are still new ways companies want to engage you and your farm's information.</div> <p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/rise-digital-farming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/rise-digital-farming#comments Technology BASF Bayer CropScience Precision Farming Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 08 Sep 2016 05:05:00 +0000 85131 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>Digital farming is on the rise, as BASF and Bayer discuss their latest plans.</p> Post show reflection - weather, innovation and a real winner http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/post-show-reflection-weather-innovation-and-real-winner <div class="node-body blog-body">Still digging through notes, press kits and a ton of photos but all because there was plenty to see at the 2016 Farm Progress Show.</div> <p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/post-show-reflection-weather-innovation-and-real-winner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/post-show-reflection-weather-innovation-and-real-winner#comments Equipment Farm Progress Show Farm Industry News Blog Fri, 02 Sep 2016 11:41:00 +0000 85071 at http://farmindustrynews.com 17,000 steps and what did I see? http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/17000-steps-and-what-did-i-see <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>We dodged the rain bullet on Day 1 at the Farm Progress Show site, which mean there were field demos and the weather stayed cloudy and cool &ndash; but dry. While I&#39;m writing this in Day 2 where sunrise was beautiful, and there&#39;s no threat of rain for the remainder of the show, I still did a fair share of walking</p></div> <p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/17000-steps-and-what-did-i-see" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/17000-steps-and-what-did-i-see#comments Equipment Farm Progress Show Farm Industry News Blog Wed, 31 Aug 2016 14:56:00 +0000 85041 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>Bayer has a plan to beat weeds with an extensive multi-product approach.</p> That time of year – fun for a farm show junky http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/time-year-fun-farm-show-junky <div class="node-body blog-body">The Farm Progress Show kicks off today and we're on the ground moving to keep up with plenty of new tools and technology.</div> <p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/time-year-fun-farm-show-junky" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/time-year-fun-farm-show-junky#comments Equipment Companies Farm Industry News Blog Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:54:00 +0000 85001 at http://farmindustrynews.com 5 tips for success at the Farm Progress Show http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/5-tips-success-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="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/5-tips-success-farm-progress-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/5-tips-success-farm-progress-show#comments Equipment Farm Progress Show Farm Industry News Blog Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:04:00 +0000 84911 at http://farmindustrynews.com <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 http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/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="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/technology-responsibility-and-dicamba-trouble" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/technology-responsibility-and-dicamba-trouble#comments Crop Protection Business Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 18 Aug 2016 19:45:00 +0000 84871 at http://farmindustrynews.com <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 http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/letter-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="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/letter-ohio-key-word-dry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/letter-ohio-key-word-dry#comments Technology Crops Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 11 Aug 2016 11:49:00 +0000 84821 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>Dry conditions have irrigation pumps working overtime for Ohio tomato growers.</p>