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  • Jun 30, 2015
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    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
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    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 23, 2015
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    Farm Industry News

    Yamaha unveils 2016 ATVs

    Yamaha takes the wraps off its 2016 ATVs with the introduction of the new Grizzly and Kodiak 700. The Grizzly has a number of new features including 26-inch Maxxis tires, 6 percent more power, 9 percent more torque, and beefier racks for increased carring capacity. MSRP on the Grizzly EPS SE is $10,299. The new Kodiak 700 featues increased durability and a compact, nimble chassis, along with increased storae. MSRP for the Kodiak 700 is $6,999. Watch the video for additional new features. Visit yamaha-motor.com for more information....More
  • Jun 22, 2015
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    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 17, 2015
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    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 1, 2015
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    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
  • May 14, 2015
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    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
  • May 5, 2015
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    The race to self-driving vehicles

    Lux Research, a company we interviewed at the 2014 Ag Innovation Showcase, released a forecast last week for automation in cars.  In the report, “The $102 Billion Opportunity for Partial Automation for Cars,” Lux research analyst Maryanna Saenko evaluated the pace of automation in cars, and the opportunities it brings to automakers. Among her findings:...More
  • Apr 22, 2015
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    Farm Industry News

    New FMC application tech in-depth

    An innovative new system from FMC and Emerge Application Systems offers a way for growers to apply product in-furrow at planting....More

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