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Apr 22, 2011

High prices continue for good Midwest farmland

Prices paid for farm ground have surged over the past several months. Good farmland in my home area in northwest Iowa, for example, just sold for $....More
Apr 22, 2011

Refuge-in-a-bag product planted in Kansas

 With planting now well under way in some areas of the country, Dow AgroSciences says its first bag of Refuge Advanced – the company....More
Apr 22, 2011

Does corn ethanol affect food prices?

Rising corn prices in 2006 and 2007, followed by the 2008 spike, and dramatic drop in 2009, would have occurred without ethanol subsidies or even if....More
Apr 21, 2011

New red and yellow row-crop tractors

This month AGCO added a 290 PTO horsepower model to its 2011 Massey Ferguson 8600 Series and Challenger MT600D Series high-horsepower row crop....More
Apr 18, 2011

New section-control functions for Leica mojo3D

  Leica Geosystems has added section-control capability to the Leica mojo3D. Initially, the Direct Section Control function, which can....More
Apr 15, 2011

USDA to provide funding for blender pumps

“More blender pumps mean more consumers will finally have the choice and flexibility they deserve to pick the ethanol blends that work for them based....More
Apr 14, 2011

Dekalb offers single-bag corn refuge product

Monsanto has announced limited availability of Dekalb brand Genuity SmartStax RIB complete corn, a single-bag solution for refuge management....More
Apr 13, 2011

Next big thing in tillage

In the February issue of Farm Industry News, we told you about a new type of vertical tillage implement that uses ultra-shallow, hybrid coulter-....More
Apr 11, 2011

Monsanto receives approval of refuge-in-a-bag product

Monsanto just received full regulatory approval for a single-bag refuge product for corn. The product is called Genuity SmartStax RIB Complete and....More
Apr 08, 2011

Syngenta, Bayer CropScience to develop HPPD-tolerant soybean trait

Growing weed resistance is driving the seed trait business. Syngenta and Bayer CropScience just announced that the two companies will collaborate....More
Apr 08, 2011

RFA applauds USDA for stating that ethanol industry produces fuel AND feed

Until today, USDA reported only the gross usage of corn for ethanol, implying that the ethanol process uses the entire bushel of corn. “This has led....More
Apr 04, 2011

A virtual rain gauge for your farm

  This spring, you’ll be able to check overnight rainfall amounts across your farm via email, thanks to a patent-pending technology....More
Apr 04, 2011

Customized planter setup

  If you’re looking for ways to improve seed planting this spring, Steve Nokleby might be a source for inspiration. Nokleby, a farmer....More
Apr 01, 2011

Back on the horse again

  When you get tossed off a horse, the best thing to do is to get back in the saddle again. That's how the theory goes, anyway. Could be....More
Mar 29, 2011

New seed tube sensor monitors planter spacing

A new planter add-on that’s getting a lot of buzz this year is Precision Planting’s WaveVision seed sensor. It is a replacement seed....More
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