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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Share your unpublished ideas and join our $100 Ideas Club.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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  • Fresno State seeks agriculture, water startups to support

    01/17/2018 09:50 AM Fifteen startups focusing on agriculture, water, and energy technology will be eligible to pitch their ideas to possible investors through the Fresno State Valley Venture Accelerator.
  • Crop Tattoos: Wearable Sensors Measure Plant Water Use
    01/17/2018 09:45 AM

    A promising peel-and-stick crop sensor may provide farmers with actionable information on the real-time drinking habits of their crops. From on-the-go crop management to plant breeding, the innovative technology is layered with agricultural potential.

  • Raw Water Wackos
    01/02/2018 02:51 PM Raw water is a growing "movement" among some consumers who are convinced untreated, unfiltered water is somehow better, bacteria included.
  • Can a River Sue a Farmer?
    11/06/2017 07:52 AM

    Does a river have rights? Indeed, according to a new lawsuit. As outlandish as the case seems to many observers, it may be laying the groundwork for something bigger.

  • Irrigation Troubleshooting Begins After Harvest
    10/10/2017 09:24 AM

    Crops don’t wait for irrigation, and now means now when it’s time to water. Solid end-of-season irrigation maintenance goes a long way in preventing problems the following crop year during crunch-time. Before the grip of winter sets in, checks and repairs are vital.

  • How Rain Gauges Measure Up Against New Technologies
    10/06/2017 02:30 PM

    Ask most farmers how they measure precipitation in their fields and they’ll give you a simple answer - a rain gauge. This popular instrument was designed in the 1600s and has changed little since. 

  • Controlled Drainage Practices Boost Yields, Stem Nutrient Runoff
    09/26/2017 09:05 AM

    Mother Nature always likes to have her own way but farmers can now have more say over how much water stays in or out of their fields, thanks to the use of controlled drainage technology.

    The basic concept with controlled drainage is that a water-control structure attached to traditional tile can be used like a dam in farmers’ fields, says Crop-Tech agronomist Isaac Ferrie.

    When gated with stacked baffles, the structures allow you to release water when you don’t want it in the field, like during planting or harvest, or to hold it back for a crop’s use when rainfall is sc

  • Could AgTech Solve Water Scarcity Issues?
    07/20/2017 07:08 AM

    Testing is underway at Purdue University on a “human-computer collaborative decision-making system.” More simply put – Purdue researchers want to make it easier to make otherwise more complex irrigation decisions.

  • Lindsay Corporation Names New CEO and President
    07/18/2017 08:14 PM

    Timothy Hassinger has been named effective October 16, 2017.  

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