Most Recent Blog Posts

Jul 03, 2013

Start thinking about harvest? For data, yes

Even though you may have just parked the planter, it may be time to think about your combine....More
Jul 03, 2013

Sales results show declining values for even top tier ethanol plants

Recent sales have shown declining values for even top tier ethanol plants, which are now trading in the $1.10-$1.25 per gallon range compared to $1....More
Jun 27, 2013

The pervasiveness of technology never ceases to surprise

From the Hay Expo to a visit to Pioneer DuPont, technology changes keep pushing the envelope....More
Jun 27, 2013

Denied . . . Supreme Court shoots down challenge to E15

“The highest court in the land has spoken – they have unequivocally rejected the attempts of Big Oil and other opponents of ethanol to challenge the....More
Jun 21, 2013

Eleven ethanol plants now working with Enogen corn to improve efficiencies

Enogen corn fetches growers an average premium of $.40 per bushel due to its positive impact on ethanol production cost savings....More
Jun 21, 2013

Hay Expo demos require watching where you stand

This week while Jodie Wehrspahn was testing her mettle on heavy duty construction equipment I was traveling to Waukon, Iowa for the Farm Progress....More
Jun 19, 2013

Special report: Ride and drive of John Deere skid steers and loaders

This week, in Moline, IL, I am taking part in a ride-and-drive of John Deere’s new large-frame construction equipment, rated 75 hp and up,....More
Jun 18, 2013

Do you need social media?

Rise of Facebook, Twitter offers opportunities for farmers, but in what way?....More
Jun 17, 2013

Testing out Milwaukee's new tool innovations

Milwaukee let me test out the company's newest tools at the New Product Symposium last week in Milwaukee, Wis....More
Jun 14, 2013

What more should a smart phone do?

Apple's announcement of its new operating system this week shows a new look, but complainers wanted more?....More
Jun 14, 2013

Farm machinery sales reach five-year high

U.S. sales of farm tractors and combines continued to climb in May, reaching a five-year high in units sold, according to a report released today....More
Jun 13, 2013

Ethanol industry in a war, stakeholders called to action

The oil industry will not use ethanol blends if the RFS is eliminated, said Mike Bryan, CEO of BBI International, which sponsored the Fuel Ethanol....More
Jun 11, 2013

The farm tech we take for granted?

Advancements that have come fast and furious have us pretty satisfied, for now....More
Jun 07, 2013

New facility to complete link between research and commercialization of advanced biofuels

“We’re all about diversification and we feel strongly that we can produce both fuel and food efficiently.”....More
Jun 07, 2013

Hay 9-1-1

Iowa farmer Jeff Ryan gives a look into the wild hay market....More
What's Farm Industry News Blog?

The Farm Industry News Blog features commentary from Willie Vogt, Daryl Bridenbaugh and Jeff Ryan.

Blog Archive