We recently hosted a poll on our website to gauge how farmers think and feel about using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) on their operations. And it appears there is a lot of interest in the technology. As of today, the majority of those who responded to the survey said they were strongly interested in purchasing a UAV for their farm. Yet, the second highest option selected suggests many farmers don’t have a UAV planned in the budget, so there may still be mixed feelings on just how the tech will be beneficial....More
Usually it’s the iron that draws attention at the Farm Progress Show, the mother of all outdoor farm shows here in the U.S. And anyone in attendance this year couldn’t help but look closely at the new half-tracked, half-wheeled tractors by Case IH and New Holland, or John Deere’s first-ever four-track vehicle.
One month prior to the official launch date, New Holland gave media a preview of its new farm equipment lineup for model year 2015. Mark Hooper, New Holland’s marketing director for North America, says 2015 is a significant launch year for hay and forage equipment, in particular, which is where the company has its roots. Over half of the new products, and there are 25 of them in all, are designed for this segment.