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Do you have a really great idea that has made life easier on your farm? 

Share your unpublished ideas and join our $100 Ideas Club. Upon publication, you’ll receive a hat and check. The Double Your Money winner receives $200. Other farmers featured receive $100 each.

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What A Day!

Have you ever had one of those days? These farmers sure have!

If you've had one of those days—or caught someone else's on film—we'd love to share it with our readers. Link to the gallery and submit your own What a Day! online.

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What a Day!, Farm Journal

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Irrigation

  • Irrigation Timing Doesn't Have to Be Guesswork

    06/24/2016 12:00 PM

    Guesswork and irrigation are long-time farming partners, but it can be a happy-in-hell marriage. When to turn on the spigot? How much water to deliver? Every farm soaks and dries in isolation because one field’s irrigation recipe is another’s death sentence.

  • Could Subsurface Drip-Irrigated Rice Work? 06/15/2016 03:32 PM

    Drip irrigation is common enough in some orchard and vegetable crops, but research is underway to study another crop’s response to drip irrigation – rice, a row crop that typically sits partially submerged in several inches of water for part of the growing season.

  • Irrigation Recipe for Smarter Fields, Bigger Yields 05/26/2016 02:00 PM

    Guesswork and irrigation are long-time farming partners, but it’s a happy-in-hell marriage for many producers. When to turn on the spigot? How much water to deliver? AgSmarts, a company at the vanguard of precision agriculture, is relieving the irrigation timing burden through a one-stop, catch-all sensor network.

  • Irrigation Season Starts in Umatilla Basin 04/11/2016 10:30 AM

    Ray Kopacz shouted over the rumbling of the cement truck one recent morning as workers patched up a break in the Stanfield Branch Furnish Ditch that cost farmers a full day's worth of irrigation water.

  • Where Will Fire Ant March End? 04/05/2016 09:00 AM

    Invasive fire ants, six-legged devils barely an eighth of an inch long, are a scourge to farming and livestock production. Keep the granule bait close, and the Benadryl closer.

  • Water Supply Improves for Farms in Oregon, Idaho 03/25/2016 10:00 AM

    Farms in Oregon and Idaho that rely on water from the Owyhee Reservoir will be getting a larger allotment this year.

  • New Research Aimed at Better Water Management 02/29/2016 10:48 AM

    Water – no crop can live without it. Even so, there’s still much to learn about proper management of this resource.

  • New Tech for Efficient Irrigation 02/06/2016 02:41 AM

    Moisture sensors help manage water fronts and signal when plants are thirsty

  • Irrigation Journal: Multi-Function Nozzle 01/23/2016 01:07 AM

    Irrigation news and products


Precision Ag

  • Janzen: Will Big Data Help the Small Farm, Large Farm, or Both?

    06/26/2016 01:29 PM

    Moving data to the cloud is not for everyone, but a surprising number of similar complaints are heard from both “small” and “large” farms. So, who is big data really for, the small farm or large farm?

  • How About a Robot Helper for the Farm? 06/22/2016 12:00 PM

    You’ve heard about UAVs – better known as drones – but what about a UGV? 

  • World's Largest Robotic Dairy Coming to Chile 06/22/2016 10:12 AM

    Chile will become the future home of the world’s largest robotic dairy by the start of 2017.

  • More Drones for Hire Coming to U.S. Skies in Landmark Rules 06/21/2016 01:58 PM

    The new regulations, which will become effective two months from publication in the Federal Register, took years to craft and are seen as a critical step toward realizing the potential of drones to perform such tasks as monitoring crops, inspecting power lines and pipelines as well as assisting government agencies in disasters.

  • How Long Do You Wait When Technology Breaks? 06/10/2016 09:52 AM

    Your trusted advisors have always been a phone call away; now, technology allows for new, interesting ways to reach them.

  • Wisconsin State Firm Develops Fitbit-like Device for Cows 06/06/2016 08:05 AM

    It's a hot, hazy morning under the awning where cattle congregate at Abel Dairy in Eden, Wis., 2,200 miles from Silicon Valley.

  • Put the Power of Data in Play 06/02/2016 01:16 PM

    Learn how to advance technology on your farm, increase efficiency and achieve maximum potential with this brand new Farm Journal event. Early bird special expires soon so register today.

  • Drone Giant DJI Moves Beyond Selfies to Look Down on the Farm 06/01/2016 06:50 AM

    The nine-year-old company is developing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for agriculture and surveying as dozens of competitors inside China and around the world begin to flood the market with cheap drones, from $10 mini toys to sub-$100 camera carriers.

  • Irrigation Recipe for Smarter Fields, Bigger Yields 05/26/2016 02:00 PM

    Guesswork and irrigation are long-time farming partners, but it’s a happy-in-hell marriage for many producers. When to turn on the spigot? How much water to deliver? AgSmarts, a company at the vanguard of precision agriculture, is relieving the irrigation timing burden through a one-stop, catch-all sensor network.




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