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Dec 02, 2010

Ranger Rick and the outstanding balance

Sometime late last fall, as I was walking from the cattle shed back to the house, I noticed something odd on the roof of my house. It was one of....More
Dec 01, 2010

100% equipment tax deduction deadline nears

Section 179 of the IRS tax code offers to farmers and small businesses a 100% deduction on qualified equipment up to $500,000 for 2010 and 2011....More
Nov 29, 2010

New tools for on-the-go soil mapping

    Veris Technologies has added two new compact real-time soil mapping tools for use with ATV’s.   ....More
Nov 24, 2010

Growers find energy grasses appealing, says survey

Growers would consider growing energy crops to make better use of marginal land and spend fewer resources on crop management....More
Nov 19, 2010

Live from Naples . . . It’s Food vs. Fuel

Is it insidious to use food for fuel?....More
Nov 17, 2010

Fendt 828 Vario named Europe's 2011 Tractor of the Year

Europe's prestigious Tractor of the Year award for 2011 goes to AGCO's Fendt 828 Vario tractor. The new model features a Tier 4-compliant engine with....More
Nov 11, 2010

Skinny, the Barn Mortician

Let's get one thing out of the way up front. I'm not into antiques. Yeah, yeah, the GuyNo2Mobile is a 1961 Volkswagen and technically an....More
Nov 11, 2010

Syngenta takes reins of Greenleaf

The joint ownership of Greenleaf Genetics between Syngenta and Pioneer is no more. The companies announced this week that the venture has been....More
Nov 11, 2010

New-generation skid steer loaders

Over the weekend UK equipment maker JCB invited journalists to its North American headquarters in Savannah, Ga, to see the unveiling of a new....More
Nov 08, 2010

Reducing risks from GPS glitches

Although GPS and other satellite navigation systems systems are highly reliable, it’s wise to have a backup plan to allow you to keep working if....More
Nov 04, 2010

New dicamba formulations in the works

BASF and Monsanto are working on the next generation of dicamba-based weed control products for soybeans and cotton, and expect these new products....More
Nov 03, 2010

14 tips to tune up your self-propelled sprayer

The off season is the perfect time to prep your self-propelled sprayer for spring application of farm chemicals and fertilizer. “The window....More
Nov 03, 2010

Allowing ethanol tax incentive to expire would risk jobs, RFA’s Dinneen says

If the ethanol tax incentive is left to expire on December 31, 2010, discretionary blending could evaporate, resulting in job loss; and ethanol....More
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