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Wednesday 03/25/15

PED Virus Changes Hog Farmers' Patterns
North American hog producers have been battling porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus for nearly two years. In response, hog farmers have stepped up biosecurity practices to guard against the deadly disease infecting their herds.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:53AM CDT 03/25/15 by Russ Quinn | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 03/16/15

A Possible Tier 5 Could Be Win, Win
Tier 5 engines could be on the way with a different strategy which could be a win for both sides.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:28PM CDT 03/16/15 by Jim Patrico | Post a Comment
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I have nothing against clean air. Could someone please figure out cost and emissions of keeping DEF equipped engines in a heated shop in order to feed the livestock in cold weather. Tank heaters and #1 fuel used to accomplish this. Does the additional energy consumption provide a net gain?
Posted by Bonnie Dukowitz at 8:40AM CDT 03/19/15
 

Monday 03/09/15

Mahindra Goes Off-Road With New Utility Vehicle
Mahindra USA is beginning to roll out its inaugural line of mPACT XTVs, the tractor manufacturer's new, built-from-the-ground-up entry into the highly competitive off-road utility vehicle market.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:34PM CDT 03/09/15 by Dan Miller | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 03/02/15

Cut Hay Waste With Bale Feeders
If you feed hay to cattle, the last thing you want to do is waste the hay during the winter feeding season. It's possible to limit hay waste with different types of feeders.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 12:50PM CST 03/02/15 by Russ Quinn | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 02/23/15

It's Almost Time to Fly
The commercial unmanned aircraft era is one big step closer. In mid-February, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released its long-expected proposal for regulating small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 4:01PM CST 02/23/15 by Dan Miller | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Tuesday 02/17/15

A Quieter Farm Machinery Show
As the National Farm Machinery Show prepared to open last week, exhibitors had lots to show but no blockbuster announcements from the majors.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 11:18AM CST 02/17/15 by Jim Patrico | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Tuesday 02/10/15

Polaris Building Plant in Alabama
Polaris Industries Inc. is breaking ground on a new manufacturing facility outside Huntsville, Ala.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 4:09PM CST 02/10/15 by Dan Miller | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Tuesday 02/03/15

Protect the Grain You Harvested
Make sure your grain is weathering the winter safely in the bin.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 3:12PM CST 02/03/15 by Jim Patrico | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Tuesday 01/27/15

New Yamaha's Side-By-Side Hits Off-Road Market
Yamaha's newest side-by-side has improved visibility, an aggressive suspension system and retooled center of gravity for handling tough off-road conditions.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 11:16AM CST 01/27/15 by Dan Miller | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Tuesday 01/20/15

Don't be a Victim of Rural Crime
Dealing with crime is just a fact of life for most, and while living in a rural area might lessen your chances of being a victim, many rural people have had crime invade their lives.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 5:34PM CST 01/20/15 by Russ Quinn | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Thursday 01/15/15

FAA Clears Ag Company to Fly Drones
An Idaho-based company has received the first exemption from federal aviation rules to fly an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) for commercial agricultural purposes.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 4:28PM CST 01/15/15 by Dan Miller | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Friday 01/09/15

Trimble Buys Some IRON
Trimble has acquired IRON Solutions. How do these two fit together?[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 11:53AM CST 01/09/15 by Jim Patrico | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 12/31/14

Penn State Researchers Develop, Market Cover Crop Interseeder
With cover crops becoming popular with farmers in recent years, researchers at Penn State University tried to find the most efficient way to plant cover crops in an existing crop. The Penn State Interseeder just might be the way.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 11:55AM CST 12/31/14 by Russ Quinn | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 12/22/14

Trimble's UAV Free to Fly
Trimble will have more latitude to use its UX5 drone now that the company has received permission from the FFA to fly it for commercial purposes.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 3:56PM CST 12/22/14 by Jim Patrico | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Tuesday 12/16/14

Ideas Straight From the Shop
The modern shop is a key asset on any commercial operation. Here we've compiled a list of design and infrastructure ideas worthy of consideration if you are dreaming about your new shop space.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 12:43PM CST 12/16/14 by Dan Miller | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
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