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Learning those cloud benefits

Even a journalist can get something out of a 'cloud' mentality, but it takes time to get your head around it.
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Superior upgrades grain bin unloading system

A new design allows for a more efficient system that's easier to use.

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iPad version of WagNet Mobile app now available

AgSense LLC, which specializes in remote irrigation, has announced the iPad version of its WagNet Mobile app is now available.

The update includes a more comprehensive, user-friendly navigation and added features, as well as several additional sensor and irrigation programming capabilities.

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Kubota announces new mid-range tractors, and lots more

Kubota announces new strategy and products for the ag market, including its first-mid-range tractors.

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Tire, track advancements on display

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Dow’s Enlist Weed Control System registered by EPA

Today, Dow AgroSciences announced that the Enlist Weed Control System is now approved by federal regulatory authorities. The U.S. EPA has registered Enlist Duo herbicide for use with Enlist corn and soybeans. This is the final step in the federal regulatory process for the Enlist system.

Enlist corn and soybean traits were deregulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Sept. 17, 2014.

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Sprayer prep gets more accurate

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Time with the best

My time with some top-level Southern farmers is always an eye opener.

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Harvesting corn stover in sustainable ways

Research work shows it's possible to harvest a portion of crop biomass and not hinder soil quality or organic matter in the process.

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Today’s Farm Requires Access to Wireless Broadband

By Jonathan Adelstein

As a native South Dakotan who’s devoted much of my career to strengthening rural America, I’ve seen my share of farm equipment. So I’ve been delighted twice this year to observe John Deere’s latest machinery in action. 

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New loader, excavator launched by Caterpillar

Two new machines are launched by Caterpillar, and agriculture will be a key market for both.

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When technologies go wrong

Remember the TV prank show, Candid Camera? It was one of my favorite shows growing up. Now it has been revived and modernized to fit popular culture, which, today, is inundated with automated technology and digital devices. Even the hosts have changed to a younger, more technologically savvy generation . Mayim Bialik, who plays Sheldon’s geeky girlfriend on the Big Bang Theory, is the host, and Allen Funt has been replaced by son Peter as co-host. It was raining a few weekends ago, so I happened to catch a few episodes while working inside.

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MomFest: A Passport to Flavortown

Iowa farmer Jeff Ryan takes a family trip to Disney World to soak up the many flavors and fun offered by the theme park empire.

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Fertilizer tools to boost yields

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Cargill and DuPont Pioneer announce Plenish program

Today, DuPont Pioneer and Cargill made an announcement that they are launching a program with farmers near Cargill’s facility in Sidney, Ohio, to grow Pioneer’s soybeans with the Plenish high oleic trait, and it’s scheduled for 2015.

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TREND WATCH: Grain bagging

Over the weekend I was visiting our family’s long-time friends, Mary, Arlen, and Sheila Hall, who had driven in from Kansas for our annual fishing trip and Arts Meander. Mary mentioned that farmers in her area were bagging their harvested grain this year to avoid the long lines at the elevator.

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New group to promote commercial use of small UAVs

A new organization has launched, and it’s called the Small UAV Coalition, which will advance the commercial use of unmanned aerial vehicles. The announcement was made on Oct. 1.

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Top ag technology of Farm Progress Show 2014

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Special report: Inside Los Alamos National Laboratory

Verdesian Life Sciences works with national defense lab to develop new crop health and nutrition products

Plant health company Verdesian Life Sciences took the media behind the gates of the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico this week to see where the technology for its plant health product Take Off was discovered. The technology increases the metabolism in plants to help them grow better. “From the 1920s to 1970s, farmers saw a nice increase in crop yields per acre with mechanization and hybrid seed,” says J.J. Grow, CEO of Verdesian. “But yields have slowed down drastically since then.

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