Jun 1, 2015
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Hype or hope? When cars and tractors operate themselves

Whenever I read about autonomous cars and how they are projected to disrupt the auto market by 2025, I’m left to wonder about the benefits of autonomous vehicles. In farm vehicles like tractors, combines, and self-propelled sprayers, I get it. Making them autonomous can reduce labor costs, make farm work easier, make crop input application more accurate, and reduce fuel costs by finding the shortest path and the tractor settings’ sweet spot....More
Jun 1, 2015
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Staying connected

Team FIN farmer Jeff Ryan looks back on the past few months with his Uncle Phil, how connected he was, and the importance of maintaining the proper level of "chill."...More
May 28, 2015
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Your data, ownership and some concerns

Survey by a major manufacturer uncovers some knowledge gaps on data ownership, and understanding of the different types of data you collect. Knowing what's in the data agreement, and what it means for your operation, has more value as farmers embrace more information technologies....More
May 18, 2015
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What Big Data analytics means for buyers

You’ve heard a lot about how you, as a farmer, can use Big Data analytics to help make better business decisions in your operation. But what about you, as the consumer, the person who does the buying—whether it’s crop inputs for the field or cereal in the grocery store....More

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