Author Archives: Susie Hinkle

Ask the Application Specialists: What’s the best way to get out of a muddy area?

When encountering soft spots in a field it is important to decide whether you are going to drive through the area or not, and then commit to your decision. So if you choose to drive through an area and it is softer than you thought, stick to your decision and power through. The last thing […]

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Ask the Application Specialists: How should I prepare my Apache for the winter?

It is important to winterize your machine so that it emerges from the cold weather months ready for use in the spring. You’ll want to drain the product tank, all strainers and the boom plumbing. You can use regulated air pressure to push product through the lines via the main strainer or fill station, but […]

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E-Help: Users can track Facebook’s tracking

Show of hands: How many read Facebook’s 9,000-word privacy policy before signing up for a free account? Didn’t think so. It’s wordy and difficult to understand. Yet buried within Facebook’s user security novelette are sections that allow Mark Zuckerberg & Co. to track significant amounts of your digital activity in and out of Facebook, for […]

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ET introduces new Director of Engineering

Equipment Technologies is pleased to announce the addition of a new Director of Engineering. Veera P. Rajendran joined the company on June 30. He leads the team responsible for the development, design and improvement of Apache Sprayers. “I’m excited to be joining ET,” Rajendran said. “The company has a strong record of growth and growth […]

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Economist: Look to ag for U.S. labor trends

If you want to see the working world of tomorrow, take a look at today’s agriculture. Just as innovation has made it possible for fewer farmers to produce more food, so, too, other industries are likely to increase output at the cost of human laborers. So says Harvard University economist and former U.S. Treasury Secretary […]

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Website is one-stop shop for new farmers

New to farming, or know someone thinking about starting a career in agriculture? The U.S. Department of Agriculture has a new online tool to help you/them get off on the right foot. The New Farmers website provides a wealth of resources for farming and ranching novices, from acquiring capital and land to marketing products locally […]

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E-Help: Digital dirt needs cleaning, too

You cleaned the closets, garage and windows this spring, but did you forget your computer? Tidying up your hard drive and digital footprint is as important as clearing away dirt and unused stuff. Computer security experts say regular maintenance can keep a computer running smoothly and safely, and prevent the loss or theft of files […]

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Analysts: Ethanol ruling unlikely to impact corn markets

Could a proposed change in federal ethanol blending regulations hurt the biofuels industry and depress corn prices? Industry analysts say any affect on ethanol producers and their corn grower suppliers will be minimal. “Overall, I would say the corn market has already adjusted to the likelihood of slow to no growth in the amount of […]

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Report: Fewer, but larger, U.S. farms in ’13

Farms continue to become fewer in number but larger in average acreage in the United States, while more farms are exceeding $250,000 in annual sales. Those are the key points in a recent U.S. Department of Agriculture report. The annual “Farms and Land in Farms” report found that the U.S. was home to 2.11 million […]

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E-Help: Gameover Zeus down but not out

Computer users, you’re on the clock. You have two weeks to protect your machine and, possibly, your bank account. A new international cyber threat called Gameover Zeus was disabled by law enforcement agencies in the U.S., United Kingdom and other partnering nations this week. But officials say that doesn’t mean the danger is over. They […]

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