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May 17, 2013

The future of ag in North Dakota

Our A to Z of farm technologies story, featured in our May issue, is being used to inspire some key agricultural initiatives in North Dakota. The....More
May 16, 2013

Did you get hit by the gas price spikes this week?

Gas prices spiked in Minnesota this week and in other areas around the Midwest. Were you affected?....More
May 13, 2013

Monsanto Media Days event kicks off in St. Louis

Monsanto Media Days in St. Louis, Mo., follows Friday's news from USDA that it will be preparing EIS's for Monsanto's Roundup Ready 2Xtend soybean....More
May 13, 2013

RFA, Growth Energy and ACE to discuss ethanol policy at FEW general session

The General Session at the Fuel Ethanol Workshop (FEW) next month (which will feature top executives from the Renewable Fuel Assn., Growth Energy and....More
May 12, 2013

80% of corn planting underway in NW Ohio

Northwest Ohio farmer Daryl Bridenbaugh gives an update on good corn planting progress in his area....More
May 10, 2013

Sweet sorghum juice, corn mash combination found to boost ethanol production

Sweet sorghum juice may help ethanol producers diversify their feedstocks and serve as a bridge to the next generation of biofuels....More
May 09, 2013

Virtual antique tractor tour

This week, the nation’s top farm machinery engineers will discuss the latest advancements in farm machinery as part of the 2013 Agricultural....More
May 06, 2013

All in the family: Iowa farmer's adventures in Florida

A Cresco, Iowa, farmer documents his travel adventures on a recent vacation to Florida....More
May 03, 2013

Ethanol most important value-added market for grain producers, RFA says

“There is no credible evidence whatsoever to support the notion that the RFS is adversely affecting consumer food prices."....More
May 02, 2013

Still too wet to plant in NW Ohio; changing up the oil maintenance procedures

While it's still too wet to plant in NW Ohio, blogger Daryl Bridenbaugh spends some time on his equipment's oil maintenance. His travels also take....More
Apr 26, 2013

Ethanol facility restarts, production on the rise

Strengthening ethanol prices, reduced feedstock costs, export demand and strong demand for distillers grains have been "helpful in terms of propping....More
Apr 23, 2013

Can West, TX, fertilizer explosion happen on farms?

The recent explosion in West, Texas, has put anhydrous ammonia safety in the news, raising the question of whether the same catastrophe could....More
Apr 19, 2013

House Energy Committee continues review of RFS

Some argue that these price increases [for corn and soybeans] are directly attributable to the RFS, while others question the law’s effect on crop....More
Apr 18, 2013

Cold, wet weather in northwest Ohio

We have had lots of rain and cold temperatures in NW Ohio. I think all the wheat got top dressed and lots of anhydrous ammonia was put on corn....More
Apr 15, 2013

Do you know a great farm mom?

Time is running out for you to nominate your favorite farm mom America's Farmers Mom of the Year contest....More
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