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John Deere’s display at CES.

Farm-wired

Proving that ag technology is on top of the electronic world

Reading Time: 5 minutes The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas teems with electronic gizmos and concept technologies of the future — you know, the things none of us had any idea about a year or two ago but soon won’t be able to live without. At this year’s event in January, one unexpected display towered over all […] Read more

Learning how to pick the best mushroom at the best time is helping get these robots ready for your farm.

Artificial intelligence

… the brave new world of how you’ll farm, and eat

Reading Time: 4 minutes It used to be that artificial intelligence was limited to the realms of science fiction and movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey or Terminator’s Skynet. Today, artificial intelligence is real — think Alexa or Google Home — and tools and applications putting it to use are emerging at a rapid clip in many fields, including […] Read more


What’s this about blockchains?

The opportunities for agriculture and farming are amazing. It’s time to get learning

Reading Time: 10 minutes For over a decade, farmers have been told that a systems approach will bring greater efficiency to their farms. Quality assurance, nutrient management plans, environmental farm plans, big data, precision ag — they’ll all help increase efficiency and might even improve profitability. In the past six months, a new phrase has exploded into the business […] Read more

Tom Button is editor of Country Guide magazine.

Editor’s Note: How many farmers do we really need?

Probably we don’t ‘need’ nearly as many farmers as we have today, but only if you ignore the way that farmers’ business skills are transforming the world of agriculture

Reading Time: 2 minutes There are some three million truck drivers in the U.S. today, and another 200,000 in Canada. Except, their jobs depend on their employers not using the self-driving technology that is already in use on farms all across North America. While we’re all fixated on all the disruptions that Donald Trump is creating, most of us […] Read more