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Jul 12, 2011

With free installation

I found out that bees come in small packages. Transporting bees is nothing like transporting hay. Not even close....More
Jul 07, 2011

Video of Georgia's drought

While the Midwest suffers with flooding that may continue all summer, parts of the South are experiencing drought. Here are videos taken in Georgia....More
Jul 01, 2011

NASCAR: Ethanol’s game changer

Lest anyone think that “yeah well, it’s a paid endorsement,” NASCAR would have put a quick end to its E15 fueling and marketing effort if the races....More
Jun 29, 2011

Dale receives Award of Excellence at Fuel Ethanol Workshop

Bruce Dale, professor of chemistry and materials science, Michigan State University, was presented the Award of Excellence at the Fuel Ethanol....More
Jun 28, 2011

Who’s who of grain carts: Is it Brandt, Brandt, or Brent?

  When shopping for grain carts, it’s easy to get confused about who makes what. Especially when it comes to the three Bs: Brandt,....More
Jun 28, 2011

Fuel Ethanol Workshop (FEW) draws 2,000

"We've become mini evangelists for ethanol," NASCAR's CEO said....More
Jun 24, 2011

House bill proposes to repeal VEETC, ethanol tariff

Ethanol production would likely drop just four percent and corn prices would drop about seven percent if the supports were eliminated, says Bruce....More
Jun 21, 2011

Team FIN report: How the wet spring has affected one farmer’s buying decisions

Team FIN member Daryl Bridenbaugh of Pandora, OH, says that his fields were so wet that he couldn't haul manure out into them, and he ordered a new....More
Jun 20, 2011

Drive through Illinois and Kentucky reveals delayed corn growth

I drove through Illinois into Kentucky over the weekend and found that corn and soybean crops are behind schedule due to late planting caused by wet....More
Jun 17, 2011

Senate reverses itself from rejection to passage of amendment to repeal VEETC

"Ethanol is the only industry I know of that receives a triple crown of government support: its use is mandated by law, it enjoys protective tariffs....More
Jun 15, 2011

Senate rejects Coburn amendment to repeal VEETC

“This vote is a major victory for the biofuels industry and American consumers."....More
Jun 10, 2011

Plant-based plastic bottles & biogasoline, the Virent way

Imagine the world's endless supply of plastic bottles made from corn and other plant-based feedstocks....More
Jun 09, 2011

Coming soon: High-voltage tractors

  Electric farm tractors are closer than we think. This week the Agriculture Industry Electronics Foundation (AEF) issued a news release....More
Jun 03, 2011

How fast can corn be planted?

How fast can corn be planted? After watching corn planting progress this year, it is clear that growers can cover a lot of ground fast. Most of the....More
Jun 03, 2011

Gotta bid to buzz

Let's say, hypothetically, that you want to raise bees. You need the right equipment to make that happen, especially if the end goal is to generate....More
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