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Aug 06, 2012

Are there any questions?

I think I may have a new best friend. Sherill works with a variety of people at Mayo Clinic. Most of them have limited farm backgrounds. One in....More
Jul 31, 2012

My U.S. corn yield prediction: 120 bu./acre

As mentioned a couple weeks ago, what is being reported in the media is probably worse than the reality of the drought and its effect on the U.S....More
Jul 27, 2012

API sues EPA over cellulosic biofuels quota

"They lost the first time and we think they’re going to lose again,” said Growth Energy's Frohlich about the American Petroleum Institute's lawsuit....More
Jul 25, 2012

Biofuels rollin’ on the river?

The Missouri and Mississippi rivers and their floodplains could help create about two-thirds of the 21 billion gallons of biofuels called for in....More
Jul 20, 2012

Severe drought compared to drought of 1988

Headlines throughout the media are comparing the intensifying drought we are experiencing to the drought of 1988. Considered the worst drought year....More
Jul 18, 2012

Outdoor power tools that don’t use gas or ethanol

An article we posted earlier this month about the outdoor power equipment industry’s concerns over E15 generated a comment from CORE Outdoor....More
Jul 16, 2012

Major wind damage on NW Ohio farm

We had lots of damage to our farm buildings from the June 20 windstorm. An airport nearby clocked wind gusts up to 121 mph with sustained winds of....More
Jul 16, 2012

A sense of safety

Nothing quite compares to life on the farm. In the morning, when the first rays of sun filter down on the growing corn and the quiet dooryard, and....More
Jul 13, 2012

First service station to offer E15 stirs controversy

"It’s time to move past the nonsense and constructively work to bring Americans the choice at the pump they want and deserve," said Renewable Fuels....More
Jul 11, 2012

Biomass harvesting shows minimal impact on soil

“From the beginning we’ve said we would pay close attention to the data in determining our contracts with farmers. We’re clearly well within the....More
Jul 06, 2012

How bad is corn crop in west central Illinois?

First the bad news....More
Jul 03, 2012

Where the wild things are

When the action of the season gets busy, nothings breaks up the pace like a little distraction. Nothing really breaks it up like some serious....More
Jul 03, 2012

Commercial cellulosic ethanol a reality, DuPont Industrial Biosciences president says

Four cellulosic ethanol facilities under construction could eventually produce 110 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol per year. These facilities....More
Jun 29, 2012

It's time for baling season

Temperatures hit a humid, 98 degrees this week and you know what that means: it’s baling season. I don’t know why, but invariably, it....More
Jun 29, 2012

Cellulosic ethanol commercialization getting closer, but still dependent on RFS

The RFS is the single largest reason Abengoa Bioenergy (as one example) has invested millions in developing technologies for the production of....More
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