Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:53 AM CDT 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.
Mon Mar 9, 2015 02:34 PM CDT 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.
Mon Mar 2, 2015 12:50 PM CST 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.
Mon Feb 23, 2015 04:01 PM CST 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).
Tue Jan 20, 2015 05:34 PM CST 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.
Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:55 AM CST 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.
Tue Dec 16, 2014 12:43 PM CST 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.
Tue Dec 9, 2014 04:13 PM CST With everybody busy this week at the DTN/The Progressive Farmer Ag Summit and working on fertilizer price series, I was allowed to write a guest machinery blog entry. Today the machinery blog, tomorrow the world!
Tue Dec 2, 2014 04:15 PM CST This winter's equipment sales are complicated by Congress' inaction on returning to 2013 levels the Section 179 accelerated deductions on machinery, as well as a drop in commodity prices.
Wed Nov 19, 2014 07:15 AM CST The 2014 growing season on our farm is wrapped up as we finished harvest on Friday, November 7. This year's growing season will be one we remember for years because of the weather challenges we faced.
Thu Nov 13, 2014 04:42 PM CST If supply and demand principles work unimpeded, prices for used equipment would start out low because of the large stockpiles on dealers' lot and would rise if supplies dwindled and demand held. It hasn't worked that way yet.