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May 12, 2011

Corn planting races to completion

The first reports of completed corn planting are coming in. A central Illinois grower e-mailed today that he just finished planting his largest....More
May 09, 2011

Topcon announces HiPer AG mobile RTK base station

  Topcon Precision Agriculture has expanded its HiPer series of satellite receivers to include HiPer AG, a new portable base station for....More
May 06, 2011

Next-generation farm machinery: 3 technologies industry is working on

To get an inside look at what the farm machinery industry is working on, Farm Industry News editor Karen McMahon and I travelled to Waterloo, IA,....More
May 06, 2011

Ethanol gains power on NASCAR tracks

"Everyone came together to do the testing and provide a seamless transition to the use of E15,” says NASCAR's Mike Lynch....More
May 04, 2011

2011 Agricultural Machinery Conference report: Ag equipment innovation difficult

In downtown Waterloo today, automotive designer Clyde Foles spoke before a crowd of 300 agricultural engineers on the topic “Innovation: Why....More
May 03, 2011

Wet soils, delayed planting may mean changes in tillage, herbicide application

A drive through south-central Minnesota and northeast Iowa on Tuesday found farmers hitting the fields with tillage equipment. We spotted multiple....More
May 03, 2011

Getting a PhD in J-B Weld

Sometimes the parts come apart. That's the way things work in the mechanical world. The solution is to find a way to keep them working the way they'....More
Apr 29, 2011

Fossil fuel, renewable fuel shares expected to flip flop

Future fuel imports will be cut significantly due to domestic biofuel production, suggests a report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration....More
Apr 26, 2011

New tool for precision nutrient application

  One evening before dinner at the 2011 Commodity Classic, I had the pleasure of visiting with National Corn Growers Association’s....More
Apr 22, 2011

High prices continue for good Midwest farmland

Prices paid for farm ground have surged over the past several months. Good farmland in my home area in northwest Iowa, for example, just sold for $....More
Apr 22, 2011

Refuge-in-a-bag product planted in Kansas

 With planting now well under way in some areas of the country, Dow AgroSciences says its first bag of Refuge Advanced – the company....More
Apr 22, 2011

Does corn ethanol affect food prices?

Rising corn prices in 2006 and 2007, followed by the 2008 spike, and dramatic drop in 2009, would have occurred without ethanol subsidies or even if....More
Apr 21, 2011

New red and yellow row-crop tractors

This month AGCO added a 290 PTO horsepower model to its 2011 Massey Ferguson 8600 Series and Challenger MT600D Series high-horsepower row crop....More
Apr 18, 2011

New section-control functions for Leica mojo3D

  Leica Geosystems has added section-control capability to the Leica mojo3D. Initially, the Direct Section Control function, which can....More
Apr 15, 2011

USDA to provide funding for blender pumps

“More blender pumps mean more consumers will finally have the choice and flexibility they deserve to pick the ethanol blends that work for them based....More
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