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Aug 26, 2011

The real reasons food prices are increasing

"Yes, we are paying more for grains, but what is really affecting our bottom line is fuel prices,” says Jay O'Neil, Kansas State University senior....More
Aug 23, 2011

"This corn crop is just not there."

Team FIN member Kent Lock estimates his Avon, IL, corn crop won't yield as high as he had thought earlier in the summer....More
Aug 19, 2011

Billions in biofuel

DuPont acquired the biofuels enzyme company Danisco this year for $6.3 billion, but that was just one of the 51 transactions that happened this year....More
Aug 03, 2011

VEETC not included in debt limit deal; and an op ed to Roll Call

"Are energy independence and its attendant economic and national security benefits a priority [for Congress] or not?" ask former members of Congress....More
Jul 27, 2011

Ethanol impact on land use negligible, says MSU study

“We searched for direct historical evidence for ILUC in relevant world areas rather than attempting to project or predict what course ILUC might take....More
Jul 16, 2011

Top 10 topics being discussed in ag engineering circles

As a card-carrying member of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), I recently received a reminder to register for....More
Jul 14, 2011

Ethanol should not shoulder blame for higher food prices, Informa suggests

“There is little evidence of such a simplistic cause-and-effect linkage,” says an Informa report examining ethanol and higher food prices....More
Jul 12, 2011

With free installation

I found out that bees come in small packages. Transporting bees is nothing like transporting hay. Not even close....More
Jul 07, 2011

Video of Georgia's drought

While the Midwest suffers with flooding that may continue all summer, parts of the South are experiencing drought. Here are videos taken in Georgia....More
Jul 01, 2011

NASCAR: Ethanol’s game changer

Lest anyone think that “yeah well, it’s a paid endorsement,” NASCAR would have put a quick end to its E15 fueling and marketing effort if the races....More
Jun 29, 2011

Dale receives Award of Excellence at Fuel Ethanol Workshop

Bruce Dale, professor of chemistry and materials science, Michigan State University, was presented the Award of Excellence at the Fuel Ethanol....More
Jun 28, 2011

Who’s who of grain carts: Is it Brandt, Brandt, or Brent?

  When shopping for grain carts, it’s easy to get confused about who makes what. Especially when it comes to the three Bs: Brandt,....More
Jun 28, 2011

Fuel Ethanol Workshop (FEW) draws 2,000

"We've become mini evangelists for ethanol," NASCAR's CEO said....More
Jun 24, 2011

House bill proposes to repeal VEETC, ethanol tariff

Ethanol production would likely drop just four percent and corn prices would drop about seven percent if the supports were eliminated, says Bruce....More
Jun 21, 2011

Team FIN report: How the wet spring has affected one farmer’s buying decisions

Team FIN member Daryl Bridenbaugh of Pandora, OH, says that his fields were so wet that he couldn't haul manure out into them, and he ordered a new....More
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