Michigan Farm News
  • Be smart when farming near underground pipelines and utilities

    Category: Technology

    by Jim Isleib, Michigan State University Extension

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    Before you dig...

    Underground utilities struck during a farming operation can cause dangerous consequences for you, your family, tenants, hired hands, your neighbors, your community and the environment, possibly impacting your farm for years.

    Purdue-affiliated Progeny Drone rapidly converts aerial images in minutes

    Category: Technology

    by Purdue University

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    “Rather than taking days to weeks, we can do it in minutes, and it is very affordable. We don’t need to rely on supercomputers or cloud computing. We can do it on a laptop.”

    Encirca helps growers make better decisions

    Category: Technology

    by Farm News Media

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    The Farm News Media team visited with TC Hufman, area digital services lead with Encirca during the 2018 Commodity Classic in Anaheim, CA regarding the benefits of Encirca and how growers are making better decisions with the tools from Encirca.

    USDA offers broadband grants for rural Michigan

    Category: Technology

    by USDA

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    Grants from $100,000 to $3 million are available to state and local governments, federally-recognized tribes, nonprofits and for-profit corporations. Applicants must be able to provide a 15 percent match on the desired grant amount.

    A swarm of robots?

    Category: Technology

    by Seed World

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    “It will be transformative for growers to be able to measure every single plant in the field in a short period of time,” Bernacchi said.

    Monsanto launches mobile app for spraying

    Category: Technology

    by Farm News Media

     

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    Brad Colman, director of Weather Science at the Climate Corporation spoke with the Farm News Media team about the launch of Monsanto's new, mobile RRXtend Spray App during the 2018 Commodity Classic in Anaheim, CA.

     

    Climate Fieldview offers new option for seed scripting

    Category: Technology

    by Farm News Media

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    A new way to seed script.

    Precise placement with the Unverferth NutriMax

    Category: Technology, Crops

    by Farm News Media

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    The Farm News Media team visited with Andy Unverferth, marketing manager with Unverferth Manufacturing during the 2018 Commodity Classic Show in Anaheim, CA regarding the NutriMax liquid fertilizer applicator.

    VIDEO: John Deere 100 year celebration

    Category: Technology, Crops

    by Farm News Media

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    The John Deere Company turns 100 in 2018 and the Farm News Media team caught up with Tiffany Turner, product manager with John Deere to discuss the company’s plans to celebrate the major milestone.

    Two planters in one

    Category: Technology

    by Case IH

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    Michigan Farm Bureau members can save $300 to $500 per unit on Case IH tractors, balers and more.

    A 10-point Planter Check list with Missy Bauer

    Category: Technology, Crops

    by Farm News Media

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    The Farm News Media team caught up with Missy Bauer of B&M Crop Consulting to review a 10-point planter check list. Watch this video for some great tips and tricks on planter maintenance.

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  • Columns

    The value of financial benchmarks

    Dollars and Sense

    GreenStone FCS | March 24, 2018 

    Financial benchmarks provide farmers key insights into how their operation is performing financially and help identify areas for improvement.


     

     

    Measuring operational efficiencies

    Dollars and Sense

    GreenStone FCS | November 9, 2017 

    In today’s challenging economic times, it is more important than ever to monitor the operational efficiency of your operation.
     

    Apply for building permits at your own risk

    Law of the Land

    Varnum LLP | September 19, 2017 

    Matt ZimmermanIt is generally well accepted that a building permit is not required for buildings used for agricultural purposes if the building does not include retail trade.
     

    Understanding operating loans

    Dollars and Sense

    GreenStone FCS | September 7, 2017 

    Martin KarperskiFarming is a capital-intensive business, with land, equipment and facilities that can run into millions of dollars.
     

    Tips to prepare now for H-2A next year

    Law of the Land

    Varnum LLP | July 6, 2017 

    Kimberly Clark pngAs more employers plan to use the H-2A program, completing the following items this year will make an easier transition to H-2A employment.