It's not news that Patrick Moore is frustrated with the folks at Greenpeace. While he was an original founder of the group, and in speeches touts the work he did to help save the whales, and protect baby seals, he parted ways when the organization focused more on the "green" in its name rather than the "peace." And all of his focus now is on Golden Rice....More
A good hands-free device for a cell phone can get a guy into more fun than he could ever imagine. For instance, my phone rang a few weeks ago as I was busy working outside. It was a farmer friend I've known for probably 20-25 years or so. He needed some help and needed it in short order. Weather hasn't done us a lot of favors this year, and this guy had some small grain that he harvested that was starting to heat up on him....More
Deere and Monsanto are heading to court over a U.S. Department of Justice attempt to block Deere’s acquisition of Precision Planting’s equipment business, currently owned by Monsanto.
The DOJ’s Antitrust Division alleges that the acquisition would create a monopoly in the market for high-speed precision planting systems to the detriment of American farmers, according to the suit filed Aug. 31 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois....More
During last week's global media conference for Bayer – called the Future of Farming Dialog – one issue came that is of interest to Farm Industry News – digital farming. It's a phrase being heard more in agriculture, and at Bayer it has some significance as the company makes investments in this area....More
We dodged the rain bullet on Day 1 at the Farm Progress Show site, which mean there were field demos and the weather stayed cloudy and cool – but dry. While I'm writing this in Day 2 where sunrise was beautiful, and there's no threat of rain for the remainder of the show, I still did a fair share of walking...More