Al Myers Paves a Path as Precision Farming Pioneer
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Al Myers Paves a Path as Precision Farming Pioneer

It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when precision agriculture began, but a significant event occurred just over 25 years ago: a new invention enabled farmers to utilize technology to find substantial yield variations in different sections of their fields.

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  • Little Change in Current Corn, Soybean Crop Conditions

    There was very little change in the overall condition of this year’s corn and soybean crop during the past week, but both continue to lag crop conditions at this point a year ago, according to USDA’s Aug. 19 Crop Progress report.
  • Western Equipment Names New Store Manager

    Western Equipment, a 14-store john Deere dealership, has named Jordan Loeffler as the new store manager of its Plainview, Texas, location.
  • What is Your Top Tech Innovation of 2019?

    The editors of Precision Farming Dealer are developing our 5th Annual Essential Guide to Precision Farming Tools and want to make sure you are included in this unique resource.
  • Deere’s 3QFY19 Worldwide Sales Drop 3%; Ag Down 6%

    Deere & Co.’s worldwide net sales and revenues decreased 3% to $10 billion, for the third quarter of 2019 and increased 5% to $29.4 billion, for 9 months. Net sales of the equipment operations were $9 billion for the quarter and $26.2 billion for 9 months, compared with $9.3 billion and $25 billion last year.
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Al Myers Paves a Path as Precision Farming Pioneer

It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when precision agriculture began, but a significant event occurred just over 25 years ago: a new invention enabled farmers to utilize technology to find substantial yield variations in different sections of their fields. The Yield Monitor 2000, the first accurate combine yield monitor, was released in 1992 and was the brainchild of Ag Leader Founder and President Al Myers, who helped bring precision farming to the mainstream. Continue Reading...

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This blog by industry expert Jeff Bowman is part of the Ask the Expert series, sponsored by Western Equipment Dealers Assn. (WEDA) .

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Where Is the Future of Ag Equipment Growth?

Data points to large farms getting bigger and the number of "hobby farms" or rural lifestyle property owners growing in number, not size. So this leaves the producer in the middle.

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