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  • Jul 6, 2015

    Two "kids" from McGill

    Graduate students from one of Canada’s top research institutions talk about how machine vision is automating tasks like tillage on farms....More
  • Jul 2, 2015

    Team FIN farmer featured on the news

    Fresh shrimp in Iowa? Local news station picks up Jeff Ryan’s latest business venture and features it on TV....More
  • Jun 30, 2015

    Deere leads Google in self-driving race, cites the Robot Report

    While doing some background research for a robotics story I’m working on for our August issue, I came across an article by Frank Tobe that I wanted to share.  Tobe is the owner and publisher of The Robot Report, which happens to be a goldmine of information on robotics. His most recent post on 06/27/15 is headlined:  “As Google cars roll out, Deere reminds us of thousands of their self-driving tractors,” in which he makes reference to Google’s sending 25 new self-driving cars onto streets this summer....More
  • Jun 29, 2015
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    Farm Industry News

    New 5 Series air carts from Case IH

    Case IH recently introduced its new Precision Air 5 series air carts, developed to get the most from every plant’s potential through highly accurate seed and fertilizer placement. As the newest member of the Case IH Precision Air seeding equipment line, the next-generation air carts boost capacity and use AccuSection section control technology to help producers do more work in less time....More
  • Jun 26, 2015

    The Great Cell Phone Brush-Off

    Team FIN farmer Jeff Ryan gets put to the test on his brush hauling skills for two separate jobs....More
  • Jun 22, 2015

    Getting back to normal, plus tractor photos from the fair

    The rainwater has receded but it will take several days before anything can move in the fields. The airplanes are spraying the tomatoes that are grown around here. They have to be sprayed every 7 – 10 days all the way to harvest. Some fields have been ruined and some soybean fields have not been planted yet. The wet weather hasn’t really helped with the price of corn and soybeans and wheat. ...More
  • Jun 18, 2015

    5 tech gift ideas for Dad

    If you've waited until the last minute to roundup a great gift for Dad, here are some tech options that may get the ball rolling on your Father's Day shopping....More
  • Jun 17, 2015

    Planting recap, flood photos from the Bridenbaughs

    Team FIN farmer Daryl Bridenbaugh shares a recap from planting, some recent flood photos near his home and other thoughts....More
  • Jun 16, 2015

    Walmart’s Sustainability scorecard: How do you measure up?

    Last week Robert Kaplan, director of sustainability for Walmart, announced he was moving on after four years of promoting sustainability at the world’s largest retailer. In his farewell letter, Kaplan outlined some of the achievements Walmart made during that time. Among them: -Eliminated nearly 20 million metric tons of greenhouse gas; -Collaborated with Target, one of its biggest competitors, to bring more sustainable personal care and beauty products to the shelf; and,...More
  • Jun 10, 2015

    Look who's blogging now

    Look who’s blogging now...More
  • Jun 1, 2015

    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

    Staying connected 1

    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

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