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  • 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
  • May 18, 2015

    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
  • May 14, 2015

    Things I am doing differently this crop year

    Instead of using commercial fertilizer last fall I used a mix of compost and lime. I was assured by the person I bought it from that it was the cheapest source of nutrients that I could buy. I told the person who does my spraying to use the cheapest form of atrazine that he can find. Instead of using triple stack hybrids, I planted mostly double stack....More

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