Shop/Office en A buyer's market for farmland? <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>If you are looking to buy farmland this year, there might be some room for negotiation. A new report issued today by Farmers National Company, a farm management service, showed that farmland values in much of the Midwest slipped from the highs of several years ago. The report states the decline is in relation to falling commodity prices.</p> <p>Eight of the 11 Midwest states surveyed showed a decline in average sale prices per acre between June 2015 to June 2016, with the exception of South Dakota, Michigan and Kansas, where values remained the same.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Farm Recordkeeping Inputs Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:24:00 +0000 84091 at A court ruling, farming game, a tech tour and buying a laptop <div class="node-body gallery-body">This week's installment of Tech Five offers insight into just what Net Neutrality means. We're a little more ag heavy this week with a farm game we discovered on the National Geographic website and a data company goes on the road.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Shop/Office Practices and Systems Fri, 17 Jun 2016 16:07:00 +0000 83441 at <p>The Washington Post recently carried a good story explaining what Net Neutrality is, and what the court case means. Given the rising importance of web connectivity to everyone, knowing that carriers can&#39;t play favorites is important. (Photo: Kagenmi/Thinkstock)</p> Surprise, surprise! <div class="node-body blog-body">A birthday-focused trip to Florida offers plenty of ways to confuse the 'target' and a good time was had by all.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Shop/Office Business Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 13 Jun 2016 20:21:00 +0000 83391 at <p>Timing of the trip couldn&#39;t have been better - Epcot was holding its flower show.</p> Bendable phone, Twitter hacked, new smart phone, and a better Bluetooth <div class="node-body gallery-body">This week we found news that Samsung may be taking the phone into new territory; Twitter users got hacked, but Twitter didn't, and more in this week's Tech Five. So click on for our look at some of the hot topics from this week's tech news. We even have a useful bonus.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Shop/Office Practices and Systems Fri, 10 Jun 2016 18:14:00 +0000 83361 at <p>We cover a wide range of tech news today.</p> Self-driving truck, voice command tools, web speed checker <div class="node-body gallery-body">This installment of Tech Five offers a look at some interesting new technology covering trucking, voice command, web use, software costs and STEM testing. So read on to learn more about a diverse range of tech, and don't miss the bonus at the end.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Farm Vehicles Business Fri, 20 May 2016 11:44:00 +0000 83161 at <p>Autonomous semi, more voice command tools, web speed checker, girls beat boys on tech test, subscriber software, and a Pittsburgh Steelers bonus (really).</p> Drone swarm, anti-virus software, and an artificial intelligence warning <div class="node-body gallery-body">This week's installment of the Tech Friday Five tackles drones, wearable research, antivirus software advice, explains 'the cloud,' offers interesting insight on artificial intelligence from the White House and more.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Precision Farming Shop/Office Business Practices and Systems Fri, 06 May 2016 19:05:00 +0000 83021 at <p>Intel created a drone &#39;fireworks&#39; show during AUVSI this week in New Orleans and with FAA&#39;s permission used 100 drones in a swarm all controlled by a single person.</p> Pies, bike rides and cattle advice <div class="node-body blog-body">Long-time relationship with beef vet is an education in more than cattle. Dr. Mark Hilton is also an excellent judge of pie.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Beef Cow-Calf Production Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 05 May 2016 20:18:00 +0000 83011 at <p>Dr. Mark Hilton and Guy No. 2 have been connecting since the early days of the Internet.</p> Industry reports available, outsiders invest in ag and telling the ag tech story <div class="node-body article-body">In this week's Friday Tech Five we look at a new report from a sister brand that offers farmers insight into equipment price trends and news from the investment community.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Farm Equipment Precision Farming Shop/Office Crops Practices and Systems Fri, 22 Apr 2016 18:20:00 +0000 82851 at <p>This week we look at a new report from a sister brand that offers farmers insight into equipment price trends and news from the investment community.</p> Photo: Nonkranch/Thinkstock 5 tech links to check on a Friday <div class="node-body article-body">We're trying something new on Fridays, a roundup of five top tech ideas and issues we ran across in the news this week.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Shop/Office Companies Practices and Systems Electronics and digital equipment Fri, 15 Apr 2016 19:44:00 +0000 82741 at <p>Check out this inaugural roundup of tech topics from the Microsoft lawsuit to new information about Monarch butterflies. Tech is moving ahead, we&#39;re helping you keep up. (Image: Nongkran_ch/Thinkstock)</p> Image: Nongkran_ch/Thinkstock Compact sprayer, new UAV supplier, updated door tech, hay tools <div class="node-body gallery-body">We've gathered a range of new tools to check out this time out for new Product Monday including a new high-capacity sprayer from Amazone that has a narrow-fold design, and we mean narrow. Pulse Aerospace offers enhanced unmanned aerial support for agriculture. Schweiss has an upgrade to its bi-fold doors using a strap system. And we offer up a few hay tools to check out with forage season not far away.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sprayers Buildings Hay Farm Equipment Companies Chemicals Crops Mon, 04 Apr 2016 09:00:00 +0000 82611 at <p>This week&#39;s New Product Monday installment covers the range from a new UAV system to hay tools.</p>