Farm Industry News en Adding to your list of grain handling options <div class="node-body gallery-body">There are more tools for moving grain around the farm from carts with improved auger designs to vacs and conveyors. In this week's gallery from the farm shows we bring together more grain handling tools </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grain Handling Farm Progress Show Thu, 04 Feb 2016 20:05:00 +0000 81901 at <p>Whether you&#39;re talking a grain cart like this new machine from Demco, or machines to move grain, this roundup has something for everyone.</p> Farmers get access to new soybean tech for 2016, but not all of it <div class="field-byline"> Source: Monsanto </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Monsanto announces that China has approved Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans for import, company awaits EPA approval for dicamba use on the crop.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biotech Traits Glyphosate-Tolerant Soybean varieties Monsanto Seed Thu, 04 Feb 2016 05:04:00 +0000 81891 at <p>Monsanto gets import approval for their latest tech - Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans, however the firm is still waiting for EPA to approve over-the-top use of dicamba on the crop (which is a key feature for the technology).</p> How Syngenta is positioning itself for the future <div class="node-body article-body">Davor Pisk, chief operating officer, talks about North American and the company’s focus for 2016, and beyond.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crop Protection Syngenta Thu, 04 Feb 2016 04:42:00 +0000 81881 at <p>Davor Pisk, COO, Syngenta has a one-on-one discussion with Farm Industry News about how 2016 is shaping up, and the future as part of ChemChina.</p> Photo: Mark Moore Syngenta reaches deal to be acquired <div class="node-body article-body">Ending weeks of rumors, ChemChina offers to buy Syngenta in a blockbuster $43 billion deal and the Swiss firm's board moves to accept. Deal will close by the end of 2016.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Herbicides Fungicides Insecticides Seed Syngenta Thu, 04 Feb 2016 04:25:00 +0000 81871 at New tractor retrofit package eliminates need for driver <div class="node-body article-body">Autonomous Tractor Corporation, the maker of the Spirit concept tractor, shows a retrofit package that will make used tractors operate themselves. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Row Crop Tractors Auto Guidance Precision Guidance Wed, 03 Feb 2016 09:52:00 +0000 81861 at <p>ATC showed a unit that was outfitted with an electric drivetrain called eDrive that will serve as the platform for the autonomous technology coming out this year, starting with a better auto-steer system.</p> Autonomous Tractor Corporation Tech brings consistency, quality <div class="node-body article-body">A Colorado custom hay producer finds value in autosteering with self-propelled windrower. From boosting productivity to offering a better product for customers, Steve Beitz sees the technology's benefit.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tech at Work Hay Practices and Systems Livestock Tue, 02 Feb 2016 20:29:00 +0000 81851 at <p>With integrated AutoTrac, Steve Beitz&rsquo;s W235 self-propelled windrower creates more consistent windrows for better drydown and hay quality.</p> Sentera becomes John Deere Operations Center Production Partner <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><strong>Minneapolis, MN, February 2, 2016: </strong>Today, Sentera, LLC, a global provider of sensors, software, and drone technologies to the agriculture industry, announced completing the integration as a John Deere Operations Center Production Partner. This affiliation gives John Deere&rsquo;s dealer and customer network access to a variety of Sentera&rsquo;s innovative agriculture solutions including AgVault Software, precision sensors, and fixed-wing and quadcopter agriculture scouting drones.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Precision Farming Crops Tue, 02 Feb 2016 13:36:32 +0000 81841 at Beyond the drone <div class="field-byline"> Source </div> <div class="node-body article-body">SPONSORED: A significant amount of attention is given to farm drones, and for good reason. Drones are a perfect example of how precision agriculture advancements are increasing efficiencies for growers, implement manufacturers, crop consultants, and seed dealers; allowing them to collect massive amounts of aerial data from a unique vantage point.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sentera Mon, 01 Feb 2016 21:06:00 +0000 81831 at <p>Sentera&rsquo;s AgVault software allows growers to use drone-captured imagery moments upon landing, while still in the field. AgVault organizes, stores and allows users to annotate, share, and leverage critical crop health data.</p> Ripper point, crop protection, grain dryer, and utility vehicle news <div class="node-body gallery-body">New Product Monday offers a new tool from 360 Yield Center, added crop protection technology from FMC, Mathews Company rolls out a new dryer, Deere launches new Gator models and Yamaha fires up a sweepstakes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ATV/UV Grain Handling Insecticides Tillage Crops Mon, 01 Feb 2016 20:28:00 +0000 81811 at Big-name players join FarmLink advisory board <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Just two weeks after releasing its benchmark report on missed crop revenue opportunities, data analytics company FarmLink announced the creation of its advisory board. Joining the board are some big name players.</p> <p>Those seated at the table: &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Julie Borlaug, associate director, Norman E. Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture, Texas A&amp;M University</p></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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Precision Farming Management Precision farming Technology Farm Industry News Blog Fri, 29 Jan 2016 23:36:00 +0000 81801 at <p>FarmLinks&rsquo; benchmarking tool called TrueHarvest identifies the crop yield potential of individual fields across the Midwest, information which farmers can use to fine-tune management practices.&nbsp;</p> New tool logs field data <div class="node-body article-body">Data analytics tools are hungry. They require a lot of data to crunch, because the more data, the more accurate the information and the more ways you can slice, dice, and analyze it into something that makes sense for the average user.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Farm Recordkeeping Farm Equipment Monsanto ISOBUS Precision farming Thu, 28 Jan 2016 19:57:00 +0000 81791 at <p>The FieldView Drive is a tool that captures real-time information for analysis later. The system connected through a machine&#39;s ISOBUS port, and is the latest in a growing number of similar devices coming to market, each with its own approach to data collection.</p> Photo: Climate Corp. Court denies EPA move to vacate chemical label <div class="node-body article-body">Dow AgroSciences gets a boost from news that the regulatory agency won’t be stopping the sale of Enlist Duo.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Herbicides Dow AgroSciences Herbicide-tolerant crops Thu, 28 Jan 2016 13:31:00 +0000 81781 at <p>Dow AgroSciences received good news this week when the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied a request by EPA to vacate the label for Enlist Duo. While the label was never &#39;pulled&#39; the EPA move raised questions about the product&#39;s future. Those questions are answered and Enlist Duo is available for the 2016 marketing year.</p> Tire and track makers offer new options <div class="node-body gallery-body">Whether you're looking for a high-flotation solution for a combine, or a tire for your pulling tractor, this gallery has what you're looking for - and there are tracks. Check out the latest from BKT, Titan-Goodyear, Mitas, Continental, Firestone and more.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Farm Equipment Farm Progress Show Thu, 28 Jan 2016 13:05:00 +0000 81771 at Catching up with an expanding technology <div class="node-body blog-body">A specialized corn that makes producing ethanol easier is gaining traction in the market, but the process takes time and requires plenty of research.</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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biotech Traits Ethanol Corn Farm Industry News Blog Wed, 27 Jan 2016 11:50:00 +0000 81761 at <p>Processors know they&#39;re getting Enogen corn because it is color coded - in the kernel. That provides processors with peace of mind when taking delivery.</p> Thinking in-furrow for improved performance <div class="node-body article-body">In-furrow application of a wider range of crop inputs is gaining ground to get the seed off to a good start. It will change the way you raise a crop in the future.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fungicides Insecticides Fertilizer Seed Treatments Seed Farm Equipment Crops Tue, 26 Jan 2016 15:52:00 +0000 81751 at <p>Getting your crop off to a strong start will mean more than dribbling starter fertilizer into the row. There are a wide range of new technologies that focus on the seed that go into the furrow.</p> Last fall, for many, was a nearly historic harvest with no weather stoppages, what does that mean for spring planting? <div class="node-body advpoll_binary-body"><p>Midwest farmers look back on the fall harvest of 2015 as a different kind of record breaker. For many it was a 40-day non-stop forced-march to the finish, and what does that mean for your operation in 2016?</p> </div><form action="/poll/01252016-0" accept-charset="UTF-8" method="post" id="advpoll-voting-binary-form-0" class="advpoll-vote"> <div><div class="poll"> <div class="advpoll-available-choices"> <div class="vote-choices"> <div class="form-radios"><div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-2161-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-2161"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-2161" name="choice" value="2161" class="form-radio" /> Our fertilizer for spring is in place.</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-2171-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-2171"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-2171" name="choice" value="2171" class="form-radio" /> We have time to plan our seed purchases.</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-2181-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-2181"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-2181" name="choice" value="2181" class="form-radio" /> We have all equipment ready to roll</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-2191-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-2191"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-2191" name="choice" value="2191" class="form-radio" /> Our fall wasn't that good, we have a lot to do this spring</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-2201-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-2201"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-2201" name="choice" value="2201" class="form-radio" /> We can focus on cost cutting</label> </div> </div> </div> </div> <input type="hidden" name="ajax" id="edit-ajax" value="" class="ajax" /> <input type="hidden" name="nid" id="edit-nid" value="81741" class="edit-nid" /> <input type="submit" name="op" id="edit-vote-binary-0" value="Answer" class="form-submit" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_build_id" id="form-KcC6VBAbv5-BfKqHjZKl1VMVWOrPscp0vq3lHIQXf5w" value="form-KcC6VBAbv5-BfKqHjZKl1VMVWOrPscp0vq3lHIQXf5w" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_id" id="edit-advpoll-voting-binary-form" value="advpoll_voting_binary_form" /> </div> </div></form> <div class="field-redirect-on-submit"> <span>Go to result page on submit:&nbsp;</span> 0 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Mon, 25 Jan 2016 23:17:58 +0000 81741 at Planter tracks, disc harrow and a mini-grapple <div class="node-body gallery-body">This week's installment of New Product Monday includes a look at a popular launch for a track maker, two new machines from Landoll, a mini-grapple for compact tractors and a product that makes irrigation water better.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Planters Tillage Livestock Companies Mon, 25 Jan 2016 12:03:00 +0000 81721 at <p>Landoll is rolling out new tandem disc harrows.</p> Technology’s next wave <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>In the last few years we&rsquo;ve written a lot of articles on sensors, telematics, canbus, big data, and other hot-button technologies that are changing farming. Now, there&rsquo;s a report that that puts them all in context.</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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electronics Precision farming Farm Industry News Blog Fri, 22 Jan 2016 06:21:00 +0000 81711 at <p>All of industry is on the verge of significant change, characterized by a new report that looks at Industry 4.0.</p> Get ready to plant with these new tools <div class="node-body gallery-body">Companies rolled out their best seed management and planting tech at the big farm shows last fall, and you can catch a good sample here.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Planters Seed Farm Progress Show Fri, 22 Jan 2016 04:14:00 +0000 81701 at <p>Pushing for equidistant planting Stine Seeds worked with John Deere to develop this planter with twin-rows on 20-inch centers.</p> Team FIN test: Rating a welding helmet <div class="node-body article-body">Team FIN @ Work: User safety is paramount during welding tasks, and the Esab Aristo Tech HD helmet of-fers some interesting features.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Welding Companies Team FIN Test Wed, 20 Jan 2016 11:40:00 +0000 81691 at <p>With its matte carbon rubberized finish, the Esab Arista Tech HD is a good looking welding helmet with a range of features Team FIN checked out.</p> Photo: Katie Honnette Exel Industries buys ET Group in Indiana <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Paris, France and Mooresville, Indiana &ndash; January 15, 2016 &ndash; Exel Industries has acquired 100% of ET Works LLC, known as Equipment Technologies, and makers of the Apache sprayers.</p> <p>Apache is a major brand in agricultural self-propelled sprayers in North America with USD $90 million revenue in 2015 and approximately USD $140 million before the market downturn. Equipment Technologies employs 170 staff in its manufacturing and selling facilities.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sprayers Companies Tue, 19 Jan 2016 18:28:00 +0000 81681 at Advance view system at work <div class="node-body article-body">Horsch, known for tillage and seeding in the U.S., has some interesting sprayer tech too. While not headed to the U.S. it shows an interesting tech trend.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sprayers Companies Tue, 19 Jan 2016 11:45:00 +0000 81671 at <p>This forward-looking laser scanner, mounted on the cab of a Horsch self-propelled sprayer, can &ldquo;see&rdquo; the field ahead and spot obstacles and changes in crop height in a way that allows the boom to respond more gradually so it can run closer to the crop.</p> Photo: Mark Moore Looking back on 2015 from an Ohio perspective <div class="node-body blog-body">Wet weather, tough tillage and more grain bins make it an interesting year. A Northwest Ohio wrap-up</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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Farm Equipment Practices and Systems Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 18 Jan 2016 15:59:00 +0000 81661 at Utility vehicle upgrades, splitting logs and a new grinder <div class="node-body gallery-body">New Product Monday offers an enhanced look at upgrades from Arctic Cat and Polaris to utility vehicles and side-by-sides. If you're looking to split logs Split-Fire has a new machine. And Dewalt has a new grinder.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tools ATV/UV Farm Equipment Companies Mon, 18 Jan 2016 15:45:00 +0000 81651 at Private Investor Group Acquires Bestway Inc. <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>A local private investor group, including two Bestway Management Team members, announced the acquisition of Bestway Inc. from Rick and Debbie Heiniger. &nbsp;&nbsp;Re-organized as Bestway Sales, LLC, the acquisition includes the former Bestway Inc. facilities, sales, marketing and distribution assets. &nbsp;Key to the acquisition is the retention of Bestway top management personnel, with Pat Meenen being appointed President and CEO and, and David C. Benson, Vice President, Sales and Marketing.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Farm Equipment Companies Thu, 14 Jan 2016 13:25:22 +0000 81641 at Machines for fertilizer use, precision <div class="node-body gallery-body">Feeding your crop in a timely, and efficient, manner is big business these days as farmers work to maximize their returns on that seed investment. In this gallery we share a dozen tools that tackle different aspects of the fertilization challenge.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Farm Equipment Precision Farming Crops Thu, 14 Jan 2016 11:41:00 +0000 81631 at <p>Blu-Jet&rsquo;s newest all terrain liquid injection sidedress applicator, AT4020, has a fully integrated plug-and-play ISOBUS control system and is available in working widths up to 66-feet and tanks up to 2,000-gallons.</p> 2015 crop benchmark analysis shows missed revenue <div class="node-body article-body">Data analytics company FarmLink releases report showing that approximately 1/3 of U.S. farm operations could have earned additional revenue in 2015, totaling $8.1 billion. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Precision Farming Inputs Precision farming Seed Wed, 13 Jan 2016 16:18:00 +0000 81621 at <p>FarmLink says its&nbsp;yield benchmarking analysis comparing actual to potential yield shows the gap&nbsp;cost U.S. farmers $8.1 Billion in unrealized revenue. This graph shows the 2015 yield benchmarking for corn in Missouri.</p> Source: FarmLink Taking on the GMO labeling question <div class="node-body blog-body">One company - Cambpell - is going to start including labels for genetically engineered ingredients on its products. How will consumers react? No one knows.</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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biotech Traits Business Companies Crops Farm Industry News Blog Tue, 12 Jan 2016 23:10:00 +0000 81611 at <p>Campbell shows potential label that might go on food if regulators don&#39;t move fast enough.</p> Utility vehicle, precision tools, tires, new herbicide <div class="node-body gallery-body">Check out more details in this gallery on a new machine from Polaris, see what Ag Synergy has cooking for precision application, check out a new Alliance tire, Trimble fine-tunes irrigation management and Dow AgroSciences has new about Resicore.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ATV/UV Farm Equipment Precision Farming Dow AgroSciences Mon, 11 Jan 2016 20:45:00 +0000 81601 at Maximize your drone data <div class="node-body article-body">Sentera, a Minnesota firm with a long-history of unmanned aerial system work, has a new service that makes it easier to store, and find, all farm-gathered field imagery.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Farm Equipment Precision Farming Companies Fri, 08 Jan 2016 08:00:00 +0000 81591 at <p>Sentera is launching AgVault, a new way to manage farm-captured imagery, but the firm also builds the sensors that capture that data. On the left is a double unit sensor that captures a photo/video image and a near-infrared image in a single pass. The single-image sensor at the right can capture one type of image - photo/video or near-infrared - in a single pass.</p> Photo: Willie Vogt