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Deere Guides GPS Use Among Strip-Tillers

Strip-till farmers have typically been among the most progressive adopters of precision technology, embracing tools including variable-rate seeding, implement guidance and unmanned aerial vehicles. But RTK-level correction is often referred to as the most essential technology in a successful strip-till system, given the importance of accurately planting into a narrow strip of soil.
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Improving Crop Yields Offers $240B Precision Farming Opportunity

In today's newscast we dive into a new report from Goldman Sach's on the $240 billion market that exists for precision farming technology to address the 70% increase in food production by 2050, Farmobile's acquisition of Prime Meridian, an increase in landscapers equipment spending, Deere's June retail sales, Art's Ways second quarter earnings and Clean Seed Capital's acquisition of Harvest International.
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High Speed ISOBUS to Expedite ‘Plug & Play’ Compatibility

Last month, I traveled to Lincoln, Neb., to cover the Agricultural Electronics Foundation Plugfest event. For hours on end, developers from around the world tested their platforms for compatibility in a round-robin format, hoping to fix any underlying issues en route to eventually achieving ISOBUS certification.
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Ag & Construction Lagging When It Comes to Digitization

A report from global management consulting firm McKinsey & Co. maintains that, despite the “massive advances in computing power, data analysis and connectedness,” the agricultural and construction industries are lagging behind other sectors when it comes to “productivity gains associated with digitization.”
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John Deere RelativeFlow Blockage System Reflects Growing Standard for In-Cab Alerts

Last week in Valley City, N.D., John Deere showcased their largest version of the 1895 No-Till Drill to date with a 60-foot model. Offered in addition to the release of the drill is the RelativeFlow Blockage Monitoring system, designed to monitor each primary tower and secondary hose on the drill for seeding blockages, and alert users of any particular issues from the cab before they occur.
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Steel Tariff Could be 'Devastating' to U.S. Ag

In today’s newscast, we look at the impact the 25% tariff on steel may have on the U.S. ag economy, the adoption of precision technologies oversees, year end results for Rocky Mountain Dealerships and Cervus Equipment and Dana Inc.’s purchase of GKN.
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10 Year Trend Shows High Precision Progress

The precision farming business is aggressively focused on the future — whether its product development and deployment, analytical application of collected field data or conceptual brainstorming of the next breakthrough.
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Will Rising Interest Rates Impact Farmers' Equipment Purchases?

In today’s newscast, we look at how interest rate hikes might impact farmers' decisions on whether or not to buy equipment, an encouraging outlook for 2018 sales from rural lifestyle dealers, where no-till farmers plan to spend their money when it comes to equipment needs this year, and John Deere's latest earnings and updated 2018 forecast.
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