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  • Dec 23, 2015
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    The curious case of high-speed internet use

    It appears we’ve hit a plateau, and home-based broadband users are declining, based on a new study from the Pew Research Center....More
  • Dec 14, 2015
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    Variety is the spice of life

    Nothing like a quick harvest to open up the opportunity to do something new. Blogger Jeff Ryan hits the Food & Wine Experience at Epcot Center....More
  • Dec 1, 2015
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    What Big Data analytics means for buyers

    Information expert shares insights into how data are used on the consumer side, offering insight for ag, too.>...More
  • Dec 1, 2015
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    Driverless tractor shown on TV

    Autonomous Tractor Corp. gets a little play on a Fargo TV station, and there's a discussion of how their automated tractor tech works....More
  • Nov 30, 2015
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    Retirement project nets nifty truck

    Our neighbor uses his spare time, and a little ingenuity, to create a one-of-a-kind truck. Check out the photos too....More
  • Nov 25, 2015
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    Thanksgiving and tech talk

    Sure we’re about full plates, and full bellies, but talk this time of year turns into a look at tech too. What is on your 'must-buy' tech list? For this blogger, the 2015 buying list is short, very short....More
  • Nov 6, 2015
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    The elegance of a robot

    In the world of robots, the machine not only has to perform a wide range of tasks, but it also has to look good - at least in the competition I took part in earlier this year....More
  • Oct 11, 2015
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    Creating a little mystery

    The rising popularity of podcasts has companies trying that method of communication too. One approach - from Mosaic - aims to help solve a mystery. It's an interesting approach to telling a product story....More
  • Oct 5, 2015
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    Precision farming roundup: New products for 2016

    With all of the news ab out precision farming, it is easy to get lost in the headlines of product offerings. Over the summer we received dozens of news release on new apps, modems, management information systems and cloud-based data sharing centers. There are many companies offering such products, but to narrow it down, we’ll focus on just the new ones being offered by the “Big 3” Original Equipment Manufacturers or OEMs: John Deere, CNH and Agco. Here’s a roundup. AGCO...More
  • Oct 1, 2015
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    The team keeps changing

    Blogger Jeff Ryan is seeing some changes to his team and remembering how former team members have come through for him in the past. How do you look at your team members?...More
  • Oct 1, 2015
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    Ag science, The Martian and more

    There's a new movie coming out that is probably more scientific than most viewers are used to, and that's a good thing. The Martian is not about little green men....More
  • Sep 23, 2015
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    New standard to manage mixed equipment fleets

    Thinking about your farm machinery inventory as a fleet may be a new idea, but managing those important assets in new ways will become increasingly important....More
  • Sep 18, 2015
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    INDUSTRY INSIDER: Russ Green, Agco director of product and brand strategy

    I remember the first time I met Russ Green, director of product and brand strategy for Agco. It was in the late 90’s,  right around the time of the famous merger of the then-rivals Case IH and New Holland, and Green was serving as the senior director of marketing for Case IH. He was seated at the head table in a lakeside restaurant wearing a dark tailored suit, a striped red necktie, and a big gold ring, remnants from his college years....More
  • Aug 24, 2015
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    Crop measurement or modeling: which is better?

    A lot has been in the press in the past few years about crop modeling. Using algorithms to define outcomes based on millions of data points from weather, soil, yield history and other factors that play into farming. But with all that predicting, there is bound to be some error. That’s where the importance of measurement comes in—to give you an accurate picture of what is actually happening in your field....More
  • Aug 18, 2015
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    New technical committee formed to standardize use of UAVs

    Drones switched from becoming a gee-whiz gadget to a technology that has become part of our ag fabric last week when the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers announced it has formed a technical committee to study this emerging technology....More
  • Aug 14, 2015
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    A thirst for complication

    There's never a dull moment for Jeff Ryan. In this blog, he takes us through a bottled water hauling trip with quite a few wrinkles thrown in along the way....More

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