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Jan 18, 2013

RFS has helped spur advances in development of second-generation biofuels

“The RFS was designed to drive technology and it is; and was designed to drive a marketplace, and it is,” said Brett Erickson, executive vice....More
Jan 09, 2013

Winter show time is here

Farmers sitting through another winter waiting for spring can make the time more productive by heading to Louisville, Ky., for the National Farm....More
Jan 09, 2013

Land is selling in NW Ohio; tillage underway

The soil in the latter part of November was dry in NW Ohio. There was less than 1 in. of rain in the whole month of November. My Case IH....More
Jan 03, 2013

Biofuels tax credits survive

"Congress has finally approved an extension so that we can get production back on track.”....More
Dec 19, 2012

7 features automating planting

If it has been a few years since you’ve shopped for a planter, a whole new generation of automated features awaits you. Here are just a few....More
Dec 19, 2012

Abundant hay, continuing drought, mineral feeder

A normal year for growing hay is cutting three to four times a growing season. The drought year of 2012 produced five cuttings of alfalfa. The....More
Dec 13, 2012

A steel disaster parade

Meeting the engineers who design and build the products you use can be enlightening. That goes for both you and the engineers sometimes. They don't....More
Dec 05, 2012

Land auction draws big and locally

2012 has been a remarkable year for farmland values. Even a record-setting drought hasn’t dampened the market. And as this year draws to a....More
Dec 03, 2012

The drought is not over

There is a wire, ear-corn crib in our pasture that I drive by at least a dozen times a week.  Today I noticed that is was empty, and has been....More
Nov 26, 2012

Syngenta increases involvement in ethanol market

Growers will begin planting Enogen corn under contract in spring 2013 and deliver the grain to a Kansas ethanol plant next fall....More
Nov 19, 2012

New combine buyer’s guide

U.S. combine sales spiked in October, following a 0.7% slump in the first nine months of this year compared to the same period in 2011, according....More
Nov 16, 2012

EPA keeps renewable fuels levels in place, livestock and poultry industry vow to fix “misguided policy”

“How many more jobs and family farms have to be lost before we change this misguided policy and create a level playing field on the free market for....More
Nov 08, 2012

Robotics in the driver’s seat

More than 10 years ago, we ran our first article about a robotic tractor designed by John Deere for orchard spraying. The drone-like model was....More
Nov 06, 2012

Top 50 innovations in agricultural engineering

This month Resource magazine, the official publication of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), published its list....More
Nov 02, 2012

As you head to the polling place, think energy

There are a lot of things to think about as you head to your local polling place. A long-term energy policy should be one of them....More
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