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Dinner with Mike at Michelin

Mike Pantaleo, Sales & Development Manager for Michelin North America, talks candidly about the first bias-ply tire Michelin has made in years, the world’s largest farm tire (over 7 ft. tall), and the truth about tire carcasses.

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Field to Market adds water quality index to online calculator

Answers to online questions are expected to help farmers see how changes to their management practices affect a single water quality score for a given field.

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New Trivence herbicide from DuPont for soybeans

The new herbicide offers multiple modes of action for burndown control and extended residual activity to fight tough weeds.

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Taking the pickup off road

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New 800, 900 Series from Fendt coming down the line

Fendt 800, 900 series tractors are Tier 4 Final-compliant. Enhanced in-cab monitor works like a smartphone or tablet. Fendt says its new reversible fan option is an industry first.

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Gladys Kravitz rides shotgun with me now

Team FIN farmer Jeff Ryan has had diabetes since the age of three. He's since developed some funny ideas he thinks medical device manufacturers should implement into insulin pumps.

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New tool ID's weeds

A new smartphone app developed by the publishers of Farm Industry News aims to help you spot trouble early for best treatment.

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Team FIN tests new DeWalt compact band saw

The Honnettes test out a new compact band saw from DeWalt. See how they rated the new tool.

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Survey shows propane irrigation engines reduce fuel costs

148 farmers replaced their irrigation with new propane-fueled ones and saw significant savings in fuel costs.

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Mother of all winters

Team FIN farmer Daryl Bridenbaugh reflects on what has been the longest and most brutal winter he can remember.

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Take a look at Google Glass

Offer this week to buy hottest wearable tech may not be for you, yet. But this video shows how the system works.

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Vertical tillage: Answers to your biggest questions

Three manufacturer reps address design differences, brand selection and potential applications of vertical tillage machines.

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RoboFlight acquires Aerial Precision Ag

Aerial Precision Ag (APA), a manufacturer of Unmanned Aerial Systems for use in agriculture, has announced that it has been acquired by RoboFlight Systems Inc. RoboFlight is a geo-referenced aerial data company that processes, analyzes, and manages multi-spectral aerial imagery data.

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Syngenta to license ACE technology to boost ethanol plant productivity

"With the ACE technology, ethanol plants should be able to extract approximately 1.6 pounds of corn oil per bushel of corn."

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Planter tech roundup for 2014

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Robotic lettuce weeder headed to Midwest crops

Silicon Valley startup company Blue River Technology, Mountain View, CA, got a lot of press in 2013 when it unveiled a prototype robot that would go through fields of lettuce and ferret out the weakling heads, a process called “thinning.” Well, now it is in the news again.

The company recently received $10 million in funding, led by Data Collective Venture Capital, to bring these robots here to the Midwest to weed row crops like corn and soybeans.

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AgYield releases its new interface for 
grain marketing, risk management

Ag software company AgYield has announced it’s offering users a brand new interface at agyield.com.

The decision-making tool for growers helps them build their risk management and grain marketing strategy.  The program looks at cash sales, unsold bushels (marked to their local market, daily), crop insurance, hedging (futures/options, updated daily), costs of production and more.  

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Prepping your propane equipment before planting

Propane-powered pickup trucks, generators, irrigation equipment and forklifts all need to be prepped this spring before planting begins.

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Biodiesel’s future muddied by EPA’s RFS proposal

The Renewable Fuels Standard could cut biodiesel demand by 40%. Grassroots pressure on the EPA and Congress is needed through the spring. Tax incentive helps more than farmers, as rural communities benefit, too.

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Ag of the future: Tech changing genetic potential of crops

Companies are turning to biological approaches for boosting crop yields. The range of approaches is varied, from seed treatments to new sprays. Alliances bring more horsepower to product development efforts.

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