May 31, 2012

Armed Services Committee vote, a negative impact on rural America, Vilsack says

“I hope that people will understand the negative impact this [the recent Senate Armed Services Committee vote] has on rural America,” said Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack....More
May 30, 2012

For the younger farmers: Are you more or less brand-loyal than your parents when buying products for the farm?

Farm Industry News is launching a project to study the next generation of farmers. If you are a younger farmer between the ages of 18 and 35, please respond to this poll regarding your buying habits. The results will be used for both online content and stories in our print magazine. We appreciate your feedback....More
May 29, 2012

Monsanto to purchase Precision Planting for $250 million

The ag version of a rags to riches story just occurred last week when Monsanto announced that it will purchase Precision Planting, Inc., for $250 million. Precision Planting, located in Tremont, Ill., is Monsanto’s first purchase of a precision technology company....More
May 29, 2012

One tough ride

A little over a week ago, Team FIN tractor- and truck-tester Daryl Bridenbaugh got hurt while doing something he loved: driving his John Deere 4020 tractor. We got the news while editing one of his stories about the new Ram trucks recently previewed at the New York International Auto Show. His wife, Peggy, told us that earlier in the evening Daryl was driving down a hill pulling a full nitrogen applicator when suddenly the rig tipped over, pinning him under the tractor. ...More

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