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Feb 29, 2012

The winter that never was

This is turning out to be the winter that never was.  We've had temperatures in the 50's the last several days.  Our soil in Ohio....More
Feb 29, 2012

Trip to the National Farm Machinery Show

I took advantage of the mild winter weather and went to the Louisville Farm Show last week.  On an average year 300,000 farmers are there....More
Feb 26, 2012

Saved by a buoy

Sometimes what looks to be a wild-goose chase leads you to your correct destination after all....More
Feb 17, 2012

Biodiesel is pertinent to energy policy discussion, ASA stresses

The biodiesel industry's production record of 1.1 billion gallons in 2011 supported more than 39,000 jobs, generated income over $1.7 billion, and....More
Feb 10, 2012

An inside view of Syngenta's global financial report to media

Farm Industry News blogger Mark Moore gives his impressions of attending Syngenta's 2011 financial report to the media in Basel, Switzerland....More
Feb 09, 2012

A mild Illinois winter; lower corn price forecast at Cattlemen’s convention

A pleasant fall allowed farmers to work their fields before the soil froze. Now the dark Illinois soil and the radiant energy of the sun keep....More
Jan 31, 2012

Biodiesel industry appeals to Senate Finance Committee for continuation of tax incentive

The recent expiration of the $1 per gallon biodiesel tax incentive poses a significant threat to the biodiesel industry's continued growth, said the....More
Jan 25, 2012

It’s not the heat; it’s the stupidity

Let's say, hypothetically, you get a blast of cold winter air and find that your newly installed cattle waterer is frozen. What do you do? Let's just....More
Jan 24, 2012

USDA accepts applications for blender pump installations

The program provided funding for more than 250 blender pumps last year. Last year, Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack said that USDA had plans to install 10,....More
Jan 20, 2012

No comparable replacement for 50-year-old herbicide, agronomist reports

"As the price of corn rises, the economic benefits of atrazine become even more pronounced."....More
Jan 19, 2012

Renewable Energy Group goes public

Shares of common stock of the Renewable Energy Group are being offered at $10 per share....More
Jan 13, 2012

Land O’Lakes Purina Feed to market distillers grains from isobutanol facility

The collaboration "presents another opportunity to add value to grain farmers and livestock producers alike.”....More
Jan 05, 2012

Is the machinery buying frenzy over?

Farm equipment manufacturers project slight slowdown in sales over next three years. Sales of agricultural equipment are expected to taper off in....More
Dec 28, 2011

December chores

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