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Apr 18, 2012

Obama administration committed to renewable fuel infrastructure

“At the same time, we’re taking steps to help level the playing field,” Zichal said. “Not only has the administration supported repealing subsidies....More
Apr 16, 2012

Getting the planter in the field

This week there was a lot of dust flying in NW Ohio. I would guess that 2% of the corn has been planted.  My family started planting on....More
Apr 09, 2012

Big tillage week in NW Ohio

This was a big week for tillage in NW Ohio. Tractors rolled every day....More
Apr 06, 2012

New ethanol blender pumps opening next week in Nebraska

Incentives, such as $50 ethanol fuel gift cards and significant discounts for ethanol blends, will be offered to drivers next week in Nebraska....More
Apr 06, 2012

The Mayor of Carbopolis

Make a note: If you’re going to tour a sugar processing plant, be sure to take a spoon with you....More
Apr 02, 2012

Spring improvement projects

We have had the first dry weather here in Ohio since late summer of last year.  Tractors were rolling in the fields in the last of March....More
Mar 30, 2012

Senators work to keep energy title in new farm bill

The senators are working to keep the Rural Energy for America Program, Biomass Crop Assistance Program and Biorefinery Assistance Program from....More
Mar 29, 2012

Sneak peek at stories we're working on this spring

  This spring, as farmers hit the fields, Farm Industry News editors will hit the road to bring you the latest news on products, trends and....More
Mar 22, 2012

Volkswagen, renewable fuel firms to test renewable diesel in VW models

Initial analysis indicates that advanced biofuels are comparable to standard diesel blends in terms of performance. But they offer even greater....More
Mar 21, 2012

Air conditioning needed first day of spring

Two air conditioners need repairing; two mowers need to be out of the shed; three pasture fences need fixing; one garden needs tilling;....More
Mar 20, 2012

Full genetic map of miscanthus completed

Seeded types of miscanthus are expected to require significantly less time, effort and money to be bred for different environments and to be....More
Mar 19, 2012

Unbelievable March temperatures

I have never seen weather this warm in March! And I seriously doubt that I ever will again. Some corn has been planted near Van Wert, Ohio, and I....More
Mar 18, 2012

She’ll have the fish

There's a reason I'm a farmer, not a fisherman. Even with two seasickness bracelets on each wrist, I still couldn't stomach my latest adventure at....More
Mar 16, 2012

Weed resistance drives new tillage sales

In our March cover story, we reported on the recent uptick in new tillage sales and reasons for the demand, those being excess crop residue and....More
Mar 14, 2012

Ban air fresheners, not biotech

It’s not often the topic of air fresheners comes up at an ag conference, so imagine my surprise when this flashed on a screen during a....More
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