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Drones lead way in precision agriculture

Consider the technological possibilities in agricultural that lie just beyond the horizon. Fully autonomous farm equipment that seed and harvest crops under control from a distant laptop computer. Unmanned aerial drones that can monitor crops throughout their growth cycle and ...

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Growing UAS Precision Agriculture

A historic project involving precision ag experts, 1,000-pound UAVs flying at 8,000 feet and a group of farmers in the Red River Valley is making the role and promise of larger UAVs for commercial purposes clear. Sarah Lovas admits that ...

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6 tips to maintain quality of stored grain

With low commodity prices and big crops this year, storing grain for a longer period of time may be a smart move. However, you can only capitalize on what are hoped to be higher commodity prices if you have protected ...

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A farmers guide to winter growing

The dawn of a new season – the colder days and the light drawing in – can be a bit of a nightmare for farmers. While the rest of the nation goes into hibernation throughout autumn and winter, farmers need ...

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Soil map project to make precision farming more affordable

Making precision farming more affordable is the aim of a new project that could see farmers using accurate soil maps rather than spending money on soil testing. Precision farming involves dividing fields into management zones that have specific characteristics, with ...

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Benefits of precision agriculture vary based on farm size, technology

The benefits of various types of precision agriculture are debatable, but a new study from the Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service said GPS mapping has the largest impact on operating profit, followed by guidance systems and variable-rate technology. GPS ...

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Are cover crops reaching a tipping point?

Cover crops. It’s almost as if it’s just part of the art of farming these days. While it’s true that not everyone uses the practice, it’s getting more attention every day. There are management issues associated with the use of ...

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Insights on AgTech: How Drone Technology is Helping Improve the Farming Industry

While advancements in farming technology can help the agriculture industry overcome a shortage of resources and produce more yields, the industry has been slow to adopt solutions like data sensors and drones. In this month’s ‘Insights On’ blog post, I ...

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Data analysis can uncover hidden farm costs

Farmers hearing a lot about Big Data and how that information will help their farms, often question that conclusion. Those just getting into the tech are pulling a lot of information and sometimes they question what they’ll do with the ...

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5 TAX TIPS FOR FARMERS

With fall harvest in full swing, tax-planning strategies are critical to keeping more cash in your pocketbook at the end of the year. Meet with your tax adviser soon after harvest to project your taxable income through the end of ...

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