On a recent trip to Florida, Team FIN farmer Jeff Ryan from Cresco, IA, explored an Asian market where he found an abundance of food items he had never before seen. Among his finds were live eels, chicken feet, roasted coconut juice, duck eggs and more.
Trimble announced in late January that it is adding a new Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) to its line of products for agriculture. The Trimble UX5 will be available for growers to use for aerial imaging and mapping in order to monitor crop health throughout the growing season....More
Data privacy is a growing concern, but companies are responding to the challenge. The American Farm Bureau Federation makes a statement about farmer data use. The Climate Corporation and Monsanto have set down new data privacy policies....More
Farmers will find a lot of options for cloud-based computing in this year. Easier access to data for sharing with others, or for yourself, is one key benefit. Understand the relationships with companies that offer services....More
Ever since Raven unveiled its multi-hybrid planter control system last summer, the company has been trying to find a planter company to incorporate the technology. Today Raven announced it has found one.
The collaborating company is Kinze Manufacturing, which just last month announced it is has developed a multi-hybrid planter but declined to disclose the technology provider. The announcement puts those story lines together....More
Is your shiny new smartphone from the holidays being put to use? While there is still some downtime until planting, now is the perfect time to fire it up and download some agricultural apps that may help you out a lot this growing season. But where do you start?
The rapid rise of land prices has a lot of people crying “bubble,” with some sales hitting astronomical amounts for typical Iowa farmland. Higher crop prices, along with solid yields, bolstered buyers’ efforts to expand their operations, but could things be changing in 2014?...More