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Oct 25, 2011

Last week disappointing for field work

Last week was a disappointing week for field work. Monday and Saturday were the only days that it didn't rain....More
Oct 20, 2011

McCain amendment would prohibit federal funds for blender pumps

"The ethanol industry needs to prove it can prosper on its own and quit asking for taxpayer handouts,” says a McCain spokesman....More
Oct 18, 2011

Ten questions for Rich Brown, manager of McGrew Equipment Co.

Daryl Bridenbaugh spoke with Rich Brown, manager of one of the world's largest parts yards....More
Oct 13, 2011

Auto Alliance, RFA agree on need for renewable fuels

Renewable fuels are a path down which America must head....More
Oct 06, 2011

I’m on a mission from Joan

In the first week of September, I found there was really nothing pressing to be done. So on Labor Day Monday, Sherill and I got in the car and headed....More
Sep 30, 2011

First impressions of robotic farming systems

Field reporter Daryl Bridenbaugh of Pandora, OH, got a firsthand look at two new machine-control systems that automate planting and grain harvest....More
Sep 27, 2011

Energy producers receive USDA payments to expand advanced biofuels market

Payments are based on the amount of biofuels a recipient produces from renewable biomass other than corn kernel starch....More
Sep 23, 2011

Weed resistance ensures job security for weed scientists

Weed scientists have built-in job security. University of Illinois weed scientist Aaron Hager dryly joked about his secure job during a lecture on....More
Sep 23, 2011

Flex-fuel pump projects to receive REAP grants

The Obama Administration has set a goal of making 10,000 new flex-fuel pumps available to America's drivers within the next five years — five times....More
Sep 22, 2011

OPEI files legal challenge to E15 misfueling rule

"EPA’s weak labeling effort is inadequate to avoid potential misfueling,” argues the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute....More
Sep 21, 2011

E15 reaches one million mile mark

The Watkins Glen International Speedway was the site of E15's million mile mark....More
Sep 16, 2011

Rain-delayed planting gives way to erratic crop conditions

Field reporter Daryl Bridenbaugh spots shelled corn, the perfect rain, and eerie red lights during travels through Ohio, Indiana, and Pennsylvania....More
Sep 14, 2011

John Deere releases 2012 combine, tractor and sprayer pricing

  In all of our coverage of John Deere’s recent product launch event, what we didn’t include was pricing. That’s because....More
Sep 13, 2011

“Silage yields are the most variable I have ever seen.”

Silage harvest has started on the Kent Lock farm near Avon, IL. Yields are variable and 20% lower overall....More
Sep 07, 2011

Figuring the flight plan

Did you do anything interesting last month? I dug a grave and buried a guy. Want to fold now?....More
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