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Nov 19, 2012

New combine buyer’s guide

U.S. combine sales spiked in October, following a 0.7% slump in the first nine months of this year compared to the same period in 2011, according....More
Nov 16, 2012

EPA keeps renewable fuels levels in place, livestock and poultry industry vow to fix “misguided policy”

“How many more jobs and family farms have to be lost before we change this misguided policy and create a level playing field on the free market for....More
Nov 08, 2012

Robotics in the driver’s seat

More than 10 years ago, we ran our first article about a robotic tractor designed by John Deere for orchard spraying. The drone-like model was....More
Nov 06, 2012

Top 50 innovations in agricultural engineering

This month Resource magazine, the official publication of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), published its list....More
Nov 02, 2012

As you head to the polling place, think energy

There are a lot of things to think about as you head to your local polling place. A long-term energy policy should be one of them....More
Oct 26, 2012

BP cancels plans for cellulosic ethanol plant

BP has cancelled its plans to build a cellulosic ethanol plant in the U.S., but has completed construction of its joint venture 110 million gallon....More
Oct 22, 2012

To market, to market

Let's say you're a producer of some kind of item. You raise quite a bit of it. Now let's say you need a way to market that product....More
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
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