Little: Virtual Trade Mission Benefits Idaho Ag Economy

Idaho Governor Brad Little says he is starting to see early, positive results from the state’s recent virtual trade mission to Mexico. Little noted that Mexico is Idaho’s fourth largest export destination, accounting for the purchase of nearly $225 million in Idaho products last year alone, with much of that coming from agriculture and food […]

Innovations Important To Future of Specialty Crops

Agricultural innovations are important to the advancement of the specialty crop and niche agriculture sectors. Jim Bair of the U.S. Apple Association said one still under development for his industry, but available for other fruit and nut varieties, is mechanical harvesters. “So long as the technology can be fine-tuned in to identify an apple on the […]

John Deere Rolls Out See and Spray Select

New technology recently introduced by John Deere helps save time and money—See and Spray Select. Joel Basinger of John Deere said See and Spray Select only sprays the weeds that it can see in your field. “So, this is a really exciting new product we’ve launched, and what it’s given growers that have chemical fallow […]

Duvall Testifies To How Much Ag Is Doing For The Environment

During last week’s hearing on climate change and the agriculture sector, Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall spoke about how farmers and ranchers are already making an impact, as agriculture accounts for just 10% of greenhouse gasses emitted in the United States. All while agricultural productivity grows. “Over the last two generations, we’ve been able to […]

WSU Continues Soil Webinar This Week

The WSU Farmers Network’s soil-themed webinar series continues this week with live presentations focused on advanced data collection and technology on the farm. Soil Health Outreach Coordinator Carol McFarland said they will focus on tools to conduct on-farm research include designing on-farm research trials, public data sources, data collection using sensors, automated data analysis, as […]

Ag Innovation Session Showcases Latest Technology Available Now

Northwest potato growers are described as some of the most progressive around and that will be on display during this year’s Virtual Washington-Oregon Potato Conference. In its second year, the Ag Innovation Session will allow growers to see and experience the latest technology and how it will benefit them from planting to harvest to storage […]

Farm Equipment Manufacturing trends to Watch in 2021

Both the immediate and long-term future of the manufacturing industry will be defined by the development of several evolving and prominent trends. The Association of Equipment Manufacturers said these trends, including COVID-19 and enhancing employee safety, are poised to have a significant impact in 2021. Other trends are a more connected workforce through technology, expanding […]

Younger Generation Will Push Technological Advancements Into the Future

When you talk with the tractor and implement manufacturing industry, they’ll talk about the importance of technology in the next generation of equipment. But how much of that is pushed by the industry, and how much is nothing more than an arms race for individual farmers? Lance Dever with Central Machinery Sales in Pasco said […]

Seto: Electronics Innovation Will Remain Priority Into New Year, Beyond

When it comes to the latest technology for farm equipment into 2021, Doug Seto with Central Machinery Sales in Pasco, said electronics development and expansion will remain a priority. He said for Case IH, new electronics on implements in the coming year will turn many heads. “What they call field command, which allows the tractor […]