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22 Jun 2017
by Addison Boatwright

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Preserving the Pop: Maintaining popcorn quality in storage

 

So many bags of popcorn are sold daily in grocery stores, movie theaters, and carnivals that the work put into each and every kernel can be taken for granted. From the time it's planted to when it's sold, popcorn requires specialty management in order to reach and

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21 Jun 2017
by Todd Sears

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What does Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods mean for ag?

When Amazon bought Whole Foods last week, most of us paused for a moment to take notice. Why? One simple word: Disruption.

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08 Jun 2017
by Samantha Scantlebury

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Getting more cash for your cash crop

 

If you look at commodity grains on a month-to-month basis over the past ten years, you'll see a general trend - prices bottom out right around fall harvest and peak as supplies shrink in the late spring/early summer. 

While we're aware that this season may prove a

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01 Jun 2017
by Todd Sears

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On the track to profitability: Updates to SureTrack Farm Platform

As many who work with us know (and have heard us say before), we're not a company that sits still for too long. Not only do we feel it is our responsibility to keep improving on our products in order to keep bringing greater value to our customers, but we also keep

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24 May 2017
by Samantha Scantlebury

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The dirt on what your soil is telling you about your fields

I remember being told that in the next 25 years, we'll actually learn more about what's in between our ears than what's out in space. Similar to the exploration that's being done to understand the inner workings of our brains and how it affects our behaviors, in

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11 May 2017
by John Schaefer

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In storage, varietal differences make a big difference

As a plant scientist by degree, I am trained to understand what traits lead to what performance in what field conditions. Seed genetics is a constantly-changing and exciting landscape to work in. But overall, the research and focus is on the performance of the

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26 Apr 2017
by Addison Boatwright

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Using weather and crop maturity data to assess pathogen problems

There is no way to predict what the weather will deal your fields this year, and how exactly it will impact your crop. But tools are becoming more and more capable of helping farmers eliminate the guesswork when it comes to managing fields in whatever conditions

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10 Apr 2017
by Samantha Scantlebury

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Warming up from winter: grain management tips

With spring's arrival, attention turns to the fields. But don't forget that the rising temperatures also affect any grain you've still got in on-farm storage. Below, IntelliFarms provides some reminders of managing grain in the grain bin as temperatures warm.

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23 Mar 2017
by Addison Boatwright

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8 Watch-Outs and Wisdoms for Planting This Year

 Temperatures are rising and planters are revving up across the country. Already, several of you may be starting to break ground on your 2017 season. Whether you're in the fields or getting close, IntelliFarms has compiled a list of "planting watch-outs and wisdoms"

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24 Feb 2017
by Dave Ahern

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Coring peaked grain in grain bins: What are best practices?

Grain management doesn't stop when the grain goes in the bin. In fact, there are a number of ways things can go awry in the bin if not managed and monitored well,  diminishing grain quality and eating away at your bottom line. 

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