Farm Industry News http://farmindustrynews.com/rss.xml en Bobcat unveils new 3400 series utility vehicles http://farmindustrynews.com/atvuv/bobcat-unveils-new-3400-series-utility-vehicles <div class="node-body gallery-body">Major changes were made in model year 2015 to give the Bobcat 3400 series a leg up in style, power, speed and comfort in a work vehicle.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/atvuv/bobcat-unveils-new-3400-series-utility-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/atvuv/bobcat-unveils-new-3400-series-utility-vehicles#comments ATV/UV Utility Vehicles Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:35:00 +0000 74941 at http://farmindustrynews.com Tire maker finds new use for dandelion http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/tire-maker-finds-new-use-dandelion <div class="node-body blog-body">Mitas is going to test a tire using rubber extracted from a specific type of the abundant yellow flower.</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="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/tire-maker-finds-new-use-dandelion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/tire-maker-finds-new-use-dandelion#comments Farm Equipment Companies Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:41:00 +0000 74921 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>A native of Kazakhstan, this dandelion has a special property, it produces a form of natural rubber. An EU program aims to make use of the plant as a rubber source and tire makers, including Mitas, are experimenting. Mitas expects to test a prototype in 2015.</p> AGCO updates AgCommand http://farmindustrynews.com/agco-updates-agcommand <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/agco">AGCO</a> announced that it has updated its AgCommand telemetry system, available through its Fuse Technologies management system.</p> <p>Key enhancements allow users to:</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/agco-updates-agcommand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:07:39 +0000 74931 at http://farmindustrynews.com Soil sampling gets high-tech http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/soil-sampling-gets-high-tech <div class="node-body article-body">New systems automate soil sampling, making data more precise to better manage fertility.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/soil-sampling-gets-high-tech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/soil-sampling-gets-high-tech#comments Precision Farming Farm Equipment Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:39:00 +0000 74911 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>The Falcon precision soil sampling system automates the process and provides high-quality samples to help growers improve their fertility decisions.</p> 4 new irrigation apps http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/4-new-irrigation-apps <div class="field-byline"> Don McCabe </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"> Water management gets easier when you can say, ‘There’s an app for that.’ </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/4-new-irrigation-apps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/4-new-irrigation-apps#comments Precision Farming Irrigation Systems Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:12:00 +0000 74901 at http://farmindustrynews.com New tech makes more ethanol from corn kernels http://farmindustrynews.com/bioenergy/new-tech-makes-more-ethanol-corn-kernels <div class="node-body article-body">Company perfects a system that captures fiber from the corn kernel to make more ethanol.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/bioenergy/new-tech-makes-more-ethanol-corn-kernels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/bioenergy/new-tech-makes-more-ethanol-corn-kernels#comments Bioenergy Ethanol Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:49:00 +0000 74891 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>This diagram of the ethanol process notes that the Cellerate use of corn kernel fiber is just an add-on to an existing dry mill plant, where the ethanol is made and goes right back into the final stream where it is sent to market.</p> Sygenta Optimized ethanol genetics http://farmindustrynews.com/ethanol/optimized-ethanol-genetics <div class="node-body article-body">Corn breeders are looking at ways to boost biofuel output from every bushel of corn you raise.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/ethanol/optimized-ethanol-genetics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/ethanol/optimized-ethanol-genetics#comments Ethanol Ethanol Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19:20:00 +0000 74881 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>Enogen corn, developed to express the alpha amylase enzyme, includes input traits growers like, including above- and below&shy;ground insect protection.</p> FAA allows Trimble to commercially operate its new UAS http://farmindustrynews.com/faa-allows-trimble-commercially-operate-its-new-uas <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Trimble has announced today that the FAA has granted an exemption that will allow them to conduct commercial operation of its <a href="http://www.trimble.com/Survey/ux5.aspx" target="_blank">Trimble UX5 Aerial Imaging Solution</a> in the U.S.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/faa-allows-trimble-commercially-operate-its-new-uas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gold Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:37:17 +0000 74871 at http://farmindustrynews.com 16 products for harvest and more http://farmindustrynews.com/grain-handling/16-products-harvest-and-more <div class="field-byline"> Farm Progress Show New Products Team </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">From headers to trailers, from truck enhancements to grain carts here's a look at a range of harvest-focused items.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/grain-handling/16-products-harvest-and-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/grain-handling/16-products-harvest-and-more#comments Grain Handling Farm Progress Show Thu, 11 Dec 2014 21:30:00 +0000 74851 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>Harvest tech was a big part of the fall farm show scene, check out these latest tools.</p> Sudden Death Syndrome seed treatment from Bayer approved http://farmindustrynews.com/sudden-death-syndrome-seed-treatment-bayer-approved <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>EPA has approved <a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/bayer-cropscience" target="_blank">Bayer CropScience</a>&rsquo; application for registration of its seed treatment for Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS), called ILeVO. The company says it&rsquo;s the only seed treatment available to protect root systems against infections that are caused by the SDS fungus. It also has activity against nematodes in the seed zone.</p> <p>ILeVO is available for the 2015 growing season.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/sudden-death-syndrome-seed-treatment-bayer-approved" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:37:17 +0000 74841 at http://farmindustrynews.com Climate Corporation acquires tech startup http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/climate-corporation-acquires-tech-startup <div class="node-body article-body">The Climate Corporation, a division of Monsanto, has announced it is acquiring tech startup company 640 Labs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/climate-corporation-acquires-tech-startup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/climate-corporation-acquires-tech-startup#comments Precision Farming Monsanto Electronics and digital equipment Wed, 10 Dec 2014 19:53:00 +0000 74831 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>This 640Drive from 640 Labs can be plugged into a tractor&rsquo;s diagnostics port in order to decode information on the CANbus.</p> Jodie Wehrspann What 640 Labs purchase means for Climate Corp http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/what-640-labs-purchase-means-climate-corp <div class="node-body blog-body">In a Business Wire news release issued Monday, Monsanto's weather modeling company Climate Corp announced its purchase of data analytics company 640 Labs, a tech start-up company in Chicago. 640 Labs has found a way to capture geo-referenced data from farm vehicles using a drive that plugs into the vehicle's diagnostics port.</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="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/what-640-labs-purchase-means-climate-corp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/what-640-labs-purchase-means-climate-corp#comments Variable rate Variable rate application Farm Industry News Blog Wed, 10 Dec 2014 19:38:00 +0000 74821 at http://farmindustrynews.com The future of farming http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/future-farming <div class="node-body article-body">Industry leaders have a no-holes-barred discussion on agriculture’s major challenges, and what farmers and corporations need to do to feed the coming groundswell of people.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/future-farming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/future-farming#comments Precision Farming Sustainable Agriculture Mon, 08 Dec 2014 19:25:00 +0000 74771 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p><strong>Panelists (from left)</strong></p> <p><strong>Joshua Hofheimer (panel moderator)</strong>, ag sector partner, Sidley Austin</p> <p><strong>Brook Porter</strong>, partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield &amp; Byers, dedicated to growth funds and macro trends in agriculture</p> <p><strong>John Sorenson</strong>, president and CEO, Vestaron Corp., a biopesticides company</p> <p><strong>Laura Shenkar</strong>, founder and principal of Artemis Water Strategy, a water tech&shy;nology and strategy firm that helps cli&shy;ents protect against shortages (Clients have included Wal-Mart, Intel and IBM.)</p> <p><strong>Philippe Herve</strong>, vice president and global head of R&amp;D Alliance Manage&shy;ment, Bayer CropScience</p> <p><strong>Harry Stine</strong>, Iowa farmer and president and founder of Stine Seed Co., the larg&shy;est independent seed company in the U.S. (Stine was the conference&rsquo;s keynote speaker, and was an impromptu addition to the panel.)</p> Jodie Wehrspann Showcase highlights ag innovation http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/showcase-highlights-ag-innovation <div class="node-body gallery-body">Startup companies ready new products for distribution. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/showcase-highlights-ag-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/showcase-highlights-ag-innovation#comments Precision Farming Electronics and digital equipment Mon, 08 Dec 2014 18:36:00 +0000 74761 at http://farmindustrynews.com One step at a time on tax repair http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/one-step-time-tax-repair <div class="node-body blog-body">Congress moves the needle on equipment purchases for 2014 - at the last minute.</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="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/one-step-time-tax-repair" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/one-step-time-tax-repair#comments Farm Equipment Buying/Purchasing Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 08 Dec 2014 13:37:00 +0000 74731 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>Farm equipment purchases of all types could get last-minute 2014 help from Congress as the tax extenders bill gets moving. Whether farmers can act fast enough to leverage the tool for this tax year remains to be seen.</p> USDA announces grants this week to stimulate bioeconomy http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/usda-announces-grants-week-stimulate-bioeconomy <div class="node-body blog-body"> Since the Advanced Biofuel Payment Program's inception, USDA has made more than $280 million in payments that have helped support production of more than 5.8 billion gallons of advanced biofuel and the equivalent of more than 58 billion kilowatt hours of electric energy.</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="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/usda-announces-grants-week-stimulate-bioeconomy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/usda-announces-grants-week-stimulate-bioeconomy#comments Biofuel Ethanol Farm Industry News Blog Fri, 05 Dec 2014 16:58:00 +0000 74671 at http://farmindustrynews.com Tech to the max http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/tech-max <div class="node-body article-body">What happens when a supplier retools with the customer in mind?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/tech-max" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/tech-max#comments Precision Farming Electronics and digital equipment Thu, 04 Dec 2014 19:59:00 +0000 74661 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>Lance Murdock, AHW, Dwight, Ill., worked closely with Grainco FS to help implement a new system that increases productivity for applicators, and the farmers they serve.</p> Putting Google Earth to use on the farm http://farmindustrynews.com/electronics/putting-google-earth-use-farm <div class="node-body article-body">One expert suggests a common tool that could help you pull a lot of different information into one place. Ever hear of Google Earth?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/electronics/putting-google-earth-use-farm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/electronics/putting-google-earth-use-farm#comments Electronics Electronics and digital equipment Thu, 04 Dec 2014 18:37:00 +0000 74651 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>This Crave Brothers Farm map details key parts of the operation that can be mapped. When compared with specific layers, the map helps with on-farm decision-making.</p> 17 diverse new farm show products http://farmindustrynews.com/farm-equipment/17-diverse-new-farm-show-products <div class="field-byline"> Farm Progress Show New Products Team </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">We've pulled together a few different categories of products into this latest gallery, from stalk handlers to snow movers, and more.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/farm-equipment/17-diverse-new-farm-show-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/farm-equipment/17-diverse-new-farm-show-products#comments Farm Equipment Farm Progress Show Thu, 04 Dec 2014 10:59:00 +0000 74641 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>Tending fuel needs for equipment in the field is a growing opportunity, and those tender trailers are getting more elaborate too.</p> Team FIN puts new Hitachi driver drill to work http://farmindustrynews.com/tools/team-fin-puts-new-hitachi-driver-drill-work <div class="node-body article-body">New Hitachi driver drill gets job done without a lot of frills.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/tools/team-fin-puts-new-hitachi-driver-drill-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/tools/team-fin-puts-new-hitachi-driver-drill-work#comments Tools Tools Mon, 01 Dec 2014 21:31:00 +0000 74611 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>The Hitachi Power Tools 18v driver drill offered standard<br /> performance for Team FIN, but other products on the market offer<br /> better convenience features.</p> Katie Honnette Some motoring assistance http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/some-motoring-assistance <div class="node-body blog-body">It's logging season on the farm in Iowa, and Team FIN farmer Jeff Ryan helps out a stranded logger with some major tire troubles.</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="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/some-motoring-assistance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/some-motoring-assistance#comments Farm Tires Farm Tires Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 01 Dec 2014 18:52:00 +0000 74601 at http://farmindustrynews.com 15 minutes with Liam Condon, CEO of Bayer CropScience http://farmindustrynews.com/crop-protection/15-minutes-liam-condon-ceo-bayer-cropscience <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Liam Condon, CEO of <a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/bayer-cropscience?intlink=rceoc" target="_blank">Bayer CropScience</a>, sat down with a select group of North American journalists during the company&rsquo;s 2014 Corn and Soybean Future Forum, held recently in Frankfurt, Germany.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/crop-protection/15-minutes-liam-condon-ceo-bayer-cropscience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/crop-protection/15-minutes-liam-condon-ceo-bayer-cropscience#comments Crop Protection Crop Protection Mon, 01 Dec 2014 17:57:00 +0000 74591 at http://farmindustrynews.com 13 high-tech tools for the farm http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/13-high-tech-tools-farm <div class="field-byline"> Farm Progress Show New Products Team </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">From new precision management tools to apps and innovations that enhance a range of on-farm practices.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/13-high-tech-tools-farm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-farming/13-high-tech-tools-farm#comments Precision Farming Farm Progress Show Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:00:00 +0000 74361 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>Whether it&#39;s new applications added to existing software, or new tools that make your smartphone more useful. The Farm Progress Show New Products Team found quite a few treasures during the 2014 show.</p> Industry Insider: High-tech steering http://farmindustrynews.com/farm-equipment/industry-insider-high-tech-steering <div class="node-body article-body">Rick van Bruggen says SBG’s precision steering system offers complete package.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/farm-equipment/industry-insider-high-tech-steering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/farm-equipment/industry-insider-high-tech-steering#comments Farm Equipment Farm Equipment Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:29:00 +0000 74341 at http://farmindustrynews.com Bayer 2014 Corn and Soybean Future Forum http://farmindustrynews.com/crop-protection/bayer-2014-corn-and-soybean-future-forum <div class="node-body article-body">There's a bright future ahead for corn and soybeans.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/crop-protection/bayer-2014-corn-and-soybean-future-forum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/crop-protection/bayer-2014-corn-and-soybean-future-forum#comments Crop Protection Bayer CropScience Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:45:00 +0000 74331 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>Panel discussions centered on all aspects of corn and soybean production. Here, a panel made up of industry experts from France, Ukraine, South Africa and the United States (Donald Duvall, vice chairman trade policy and biotechnology action team for the National Corn Growers Association, second from left) addresses a breakout session titled: &ldquo;Challenges and innovation needs for sustainable corn growing.&rdquo;</p> Mark Moore 8 unique gifts for the farmer on your list http://farmindustrynews.com/shopoffice/8-unique-gifts-farmer-your-list <div class="node-body gallery-body">Check out these potential presents for that tough-to-shop-for farmer.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/shopoffice/8-unique-gifts-farmer-your-list" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/shopoffice/8-unique-gifts-farmer-your-list#comments Shop/Office Equipment & Supplies Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:39:00 +0000 74311 at http://farmindustrynews.com EPA postpones finalizing 2014 renewable volume obligations in RFS until 2015 http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/epa-postpones-finalizing-2014-renewable-volume-obligations-rfs-until-2015 <div class="node-body blog-body"> EPA looks to getting back on the annual statutory timeline by addressing 2014, 2015 and 2016 standards in the next calendar year. </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="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/epa-postpones-finalizing-2014-renewable-volume-obligations-rfs-until-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/epa-postpones-finalizing-2014-renewable-volume-obligations-rfs-until-2015#comments Biofuel Ethanol Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:05:00 +0000 74251 at http://farmindustrynews.com Know your site of action http://farmindustrynews.com/ag-technology-solution-center/know-your-site-action <div class="field-byline"> Mark Yontz </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mixing and matching weed control tech is easier if you know the rules.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/ag-technology-solution-center/know-your-site-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/ag-technology-solution-center/know-your-site-action#comments Ag Technology Solution Center Herbicides Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:38:00 +0000 74261 at http://farmindustrynews.com Bayer CropScience opens new weed resistance center in Germany http://farmindustrynews.com/crop-protection/bayer-cropscience-opens-new-weed-resistance-center-germany <div class="node-body article-body">The company says this is a major step forward in tackling the global problem of herbicide-resistant weeds.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/crop-protection/bayer-cropscience-opens-new-weed-resistance-center-germany" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/crop-protection/bayer-cropscience-opens-new-weed-resistance-center-germany#comments Crop Protection Bayer CropScience Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:07:00 +0000 74231 at http://farmindustrynews.com Bayer CropScience 18 new tools for managing hay and forage http://farmindustrynews.com/hay/18-new-tools-managing-hay-and-forage <div class="node-body gallery-body">The hot livestock market offers equipment companies one bright spot - tools for making feed. This sampling of machines from the fall farm shows offers a range of choices for your operation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/hay/18-new-tools-managing-hay-and-forage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/hay/18-new-tools-managing-hay-and-forage#comments Hay Farm Progress Show Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:59:00 +0000 74221 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>Farm shows are a great place to get some &#39;cab time&#39; with big equipment and this year&#39;s events were no different. John Deere launched a new line of self-propelled forage harvesters with a range of improvements.</p>