Author Archives: Matt Hopkins

About Matt Hopkins

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Hopkins is Senior Online Editor for the CropLife Media Group at Meister Media Worldwide.

20 Must-Follow Twitter Accounts For Agriculture

UPDATED: May 6, 2013 When it comes to connecting with anyone in agriculture — be it friends, colleagues or influencers — social media is often the way to go. Being an active Twitter user (@croplifemag), I have found many people and organizations who are sharing their insights on agriculture via this popular networking site. Industry

The Role Of Gypsum In Agriculture: 5 Key Benefits You Should Know

While farmers have used gypsum (calcium sulfate dihydrate) for centuries, it has received renewed attention in recent years. This resurgence is due in large part to ongoing research and practical insights from leading experts that highlight the many benefits of gypsum. The latest information on gypsum was the focus of the third annual Midwest Soil

2013 National Farm Machinery Show: The Future Of Agricultural Equipment

4900 Planter | Kinze Manufacturing With a new narrow transport front-fold frame design, 30” row spacing, and a choice of 12, 16, or 24 rows, the Kinze 4900 planter offers many significant new features that contribute to productivity and precision during the planting season. Features include a new, front folding tool bar, a state-of-the-art vacuum

Top 10 Ag Retail Acquisitions Of The Last Decade

Consolidation in ag retail tends to come in waves. Just when it appears to be receding, you can expect the mergers and acquisitions to start rolling in again. This year has been a fairly active one on the consolidation front, all things considered. Crop Production Services (CPS) acquired Ritter Crop Services in March. In April,

Cloud Computing In Agriculture: 5 Key Questions You Must Answer

Are you a little unclear when it comes to understanding cloud computing? Partly cloudy on the cloud? You’re not alone. A Google search of “What is Cloud Computing?” returned 245 million results. People want to know about the cloud. Cloud computing — or the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the