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Dec 16, 2011

New USDA grants add to growing flex fuel infrastructure

The grants will go a long way in helping to purchase and install flex-fuel pumps. The purchase and installation of such pumps can cost as much as $25....More
Dec 13, 2011

Some assistance with a Bunyan problem

Some days start out easy enough. They appear to be fairly stress-free and sometimes even wide-open. Then my phone rings and the whole picture changes....More
Dec 09, 2011

Agritechnica, large and small

It’s difficult to describe the absolute size of the world’s biggest farm show – Agritechnica. After a few days, however, my feet....More
Dec 08, 2011

RFA shoots back on ActionAid letter to Congress

The letter “grossly misrepresented and distorted the findings of recent studies."....More
Nov 29, 2011

$550 cash rent on 330 acres in Iowa

Some cash rents for 2012 are sky high, as shown by a farmer who reported a $550 rental price on 330 acres in west-central Iowa....More
Nov 29, 2011

Farming starts in December; high-priced embryos

Team FIN farmer Kent Lock explains how the farming season begins in December when a third of the seed and fertilizer for the next year's crop is....More
Nov 29, 2011

Rain last week prevented fertilization

Last week started with a large rain and Saturday it rained some more.  It rained all day this Sunday. We only worked in the fields two....More
Nov 21, 2011

Harvest in Northwest Ohio winding down

Harvest is winding down in northwest Ohio.  Soybeans are over 90 percent done and corn is around 80 percent done. The community I live in is....More
Nov 14, 2011

Taking aim

While I've been busy running a combine, a Ranch Hand, a round baler and a few tractors the last couple of weeks, Sherill has had other things on her....More
Nov 07, 2011

Supreme Court rejects petroleum industry’s challenge to RFS

"The RFS program is working just as Congress intended."....More
Nov 07, 2011

2011 soybean yields averaged upper 50 bu./acre in northwest Ohio

Last week was the first full week we have had of uninterrupted harvest. The only rain we had was 2/10 in. during one evening. Hopper wagons and grain....More
Nov 03, 2011

Biodiesel industry to meet with Congress on November 14 to gain support for Biodiesel Tax Incentive

In addition to extending the biodiesel tax incentive (due to end on December 31, 2001), bills propose shifting the incentive from a blender's credit....More
Nov 01, 2011

Renewable energy groups appeal to Ag Committees in face of possible spending cuts

Of all the programs authorized in the 2008 Farm Bill, farm energy programs account for less than one percent of total outlays....More
Oct 27, 2011

DuPont's Pioneer, Plant Sensory Systems share nitrogen use traits

DuPont's Pioneer Hi-Bred will work with Plant Sensory Systems to develop traits for more efficient use of nitrogen in hybrids....More
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