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Feb 08, 2013

Biofuels critical to rural America’s survival, Secretary Vilsack says

“You’ve got to keep pushing on. You’ve got to keep fighting. It’s too important not to. Rural America’s survival is at stake.”....More
Feb 01, 2013

EPA proposal for RFS lowers cellulosic biofuel requirement, but retains advanced biofuel and renewable fuel requirements

“The 2013 RFS requirements will be the catalyst that finally compels oil companies to get serious about breaching the so-called blend wall. This year....More
Jan 29, 2013

See the future of farming at National Farm Machinery Show

If you want to know the next big equipment trends in farming, you will find them at the National Farm Machinery Show (NFMS) in Louisville, Ky....More
Jan 25, 2013

Court of Appeals today rules against cellulosic biofuel standard, upholds advanced biofuel standard

“Although we disagree with the court’s decision vacating the 2012 cellulosic volumes, today’s decision once again rejects broad-brushed attempts to....More
Jan 21, 2013

Phoning it in

Let's have a little Q & A session. Do you have a cell phone? Do you have a cell phone with a good connection? Better yet, do you have a....More
Jan 18, 2013

RFS has helped spur advances in development of second-generation biofuels

“The RFS was designed to drive technology and it is; and was designed to drive a marketplace, and it is,” said Brett Erickson, executive vice....More
Jan 09, 2013

Winter show time is here

Farmers sitting through another winter waiting for spring can make the time more productive by heading to Louisville, Ky., for the National Farm....More
Jan 09, 2013

Land is selling in NW Ohio; tillage underway

The soil in the latter part of November was dry in NW Ohio. There was less than 1 in. of rain in the whole month of November. My Case IH....More
Jan 03, 2013

Biofuels tax credits survive

"Congress has finally approved an extension so that we can get production back on track.”....More
Dec 19, 2012

7 features automating planting

If it has been a few years since you’ve shopped for a planter, a whole new generation of automated features awaits you. Here are just a few....More
Dec 19, 2012

Abundant hay, continuing drought, mineral feeder

A normal year for growing hay is cutting three to four times a growing season. The drought year of 2012 produced five cuttings of alfalfa. The....More
Dec 13, 2012

A steel disaster parade

Meeting the engineers who design and build the products you use can be enlightening. That goes for both you and the engineers sometimes. They don't....More
Dec 05, 2012

Land auction draws big and locally

2012 has been a remarkable year for farmland values. Even a record-setting drought hasn’t dampened the market. And as this year draws to a....More
Dec 03, 2012

The drought is not over

There is a wire, ear-corn crib in our pasture that I drive by at least a dozen times a week.  Today I noticed that is was empty, and has been....More
Nov 26, 2012

Syngenta increases involvement in ethanol market

Growers will begin planting Enogen corn under contract in spring 2013 and deliver the grain to a Kansas ethanol plant next fall....More
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