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Oct 22, 2012

Slow corn harvest and best-ever soybean yields

We have had plenty of rain in this part of NW Ohio since mid-August. It has made crops mature later and slowed down the harvest. Commercial....More
Oct 19, 2012

Penn State awarded $10 million to develop biomass supply chains

The research will develop sustainable production practices to improve yield by 25 percent and reduce costs by 20 percent, the USDA reports....More
Oct 16, 2012

How farmers buy crop inputs

In December, Farm Industry News will publish its 2013 Buyers’ Forecast issue, chockfull of predictions about pricing and supply of farm....More
Oct 11, 2012

Land market plateaus

A year ago, land prices were rising to shocking levels. But this year, the stories of high-priced land sales have quieted some. A conversation with....More
Oct 05, 2012

Biofuels industry must STRESS value of “green economy” to public

“The threat of rising food and feed prices from this season's drought will only exacerbate biofuels advocates' uphill battle in the U.S. policy arena....More
Sep 27, 2012

Fuels America created to protect RFS

Fuels America has been created to counter requests to waive the RFS, a move that the biofuels industry says would adversely impact rural America....More
Sep 26, 2012

Who is the best singer of the National Anthem?

Move over “The Voice.” FMC has found its own crop of young singers by hosting the “Anthem Singing Contest” to promote its....More
Sep 17, 2012

What’s your tillage IQ?

  I thought I knew a lot about tillage until I embarked on my last writing assignment: present readers with a roundup of new tillage tools....More
Sep 14, 2012

Biodiesel volumes raised under RFS

“This was an incredibly important decision, and the Obama Administration got it right," said Joe Jobe, CEO, National Biodiesel Board....More
Sep 12, 2012

Beginning to harvest weak crops

Some of the corn here is ready to harvest. The stalks are extremely weak. Most of the soybeans are going to need two to four weeks before they are....More
Sep 05, 2012

Belfries "R" Us

One guy standing in a loader bucket trying to screw a four-foot-long wooden rocket onto a pole several feet in the air isn't the exact recipe for....More
Sep 04, 2012

Death and taxes: Estate and gift tax exemption to expire soon

If you don’t plan to die before Dec. 31, you’d better read this: The largest estate and gift tax exemption ever offered in history....More
Sep 04, 2012

Crop insurance yields: 59, 79 and 208 bu./acre

All head are up in western Illinois thanks to hurricane Isaac. Kent's head is up enjoying the slow steady rain. The head is up on our....More
Aug 29, 2012

Case IH and New Holland announce final approach to fight emissions

And they say it couldn’t be done. Ever since the EPA came out with its latest emission guidelines, called Tier 4, most engine experts....More
Aug 21, 2012

2012 Farm Progress preview: What’s coming from AGCO

  With just one week before show time, we wanted to give you a sneak peek of some of the new products to be unveiled at the 2012 Farm....More
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