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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
Aug 14, 2012

Where’s the corn?

Wikipedia defines "corn" as a cereal crop with no mention of kernels.  So I can honestly say that I am feeding my cows "chopped....More
Aug 13, 2012

Cool, wet weather on Ohio farm

We have been having cool late-September-type weather with plenty of rain. The community I live in looks like the Garden of Eden in comparison to....More
Aug 10, 2012

Ag players at odds over RFS

"Waiving the RFS mandate for ethanol may have a smaller impact on the price of corn or the quantity of corn available for feed than many expect."....More
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