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Dec 13, 2010

Syngenta Seeds to license soybean germplasm through GreenLeaf Genetics

Independent seed companies will have access to Syngenta soybean germplasm through GreenLeaf Genetics. The varieties initially offered will....More
Dec 10, 2010

Ethanol tax credit included in tax cut compromise

The Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit (VEETC) will be extended through 2011 if the tax bill released by the U.S. Senate last night is ultimately....More
Dec 09, 2010

Case IH starts shipment of Tier 4a-compliant tractors

This month Case IH shipped out the first in a lineup of new high-horsepower tractors that meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s....More
Dec 06, 2010

Outback adds steer-by-wire, automated turns, new receivers

  The Outback eDriveX centimeter-level automated steering system from Hemisphere GPS now offers cabling to quickly outfit automated steering....More
Dec 02, 2010

New application for planning corn refuge

A new Insect Resistance Management refuge calculator is available to assist producers in calculating their corn refuge requirements. The....More
Dec 02, 2010

Ranger Rick and the outstanding balance

Sometime late last fall, as I was walking from the cattle shed back to the house, I noticed something odd on the roof of my house. It was one of....More
Dec 01, 2010

100% equipment tax deduction deadline nears

Section 179 of the IRS tax code offers to farmers and small businesses a 100% deduction on qualified equipment up to $500,000 for 2010 and 2011....More
Nov 29, 2010

New tools for on-the-go soil mapping

    Veris Technologies has added two new compact real-time soil mapping tools for use with ATV’s.   ....More
Nov 24, 2010

Growers find energy grasses appealing, says survey

Growers would consider growing energy crops to make better use of marginal land and spend fewer resources on crop management....More
Nov 19, 2010

Live from Naples . . . It’s Food vs. Fuel

Is it insidious to use food for fuel?....More
Nov 17, 2010

Fendt 828 Vario named Europe's 2011 Tractor of the Year

Europe's prestigious Tractor of the Year award for 2011 goes to AGCO's Fendt 828 Vario tractor. The new model features a Tier 4-compliant engine with....More
Nov 11, 2010

New-generation skid steer loaders

Over the weekend UK equipment maker JCB invited journalists to its North American headquarters in Savannah, Ga, to see the unveiling of a new....More
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