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Mar 20, 2012

Full genetic map of miscanthus completed

Seeded types of miscanthus are expected to require significantly less time, effort and money to be bred for different environments and to be....More
Mar 19, 2012

Unbelievable March temperatures

I have never seen weather this warm in March! And I seriously doubt that I ever will again. Some corn has been planted near Van Wert, Ohio, and I....More
Mar 18, 2012

She’ll have the fish

There's a reason I'm a farmer, not a fisherman. Even with two seasickness bracelets on each wrist, I still couldn't stomach my latest adventure at....More
Mar 16, 2012

Weed resistance drives new tillage sales

In our March cover story, we reported on the recent uptick in new tillage sales and reasons for the demand, those being excess crop residue and....More
Mar 14, 2012

Ban air fresheners, not biotech

It’s not often the topic of air fresheners comes up at an ag conference, so imagine my surprise when this flashed on a screen during a....More
Mar 13, 2012

Industry reacts to Senate’s failure to pass amendment extending biofuel tax incentives

“We urge Congress to break this partisan gridlock and find a way to enact policies like the biodiesel tax credit that have strong bipartisan support....More
Mar 13, 2012

Cut exposure to oil price spikes, urges NBB

If the U.S. is ever going to reduce exposure to the endless cycle of oil price spikes it needs the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)....More
Mar 05, 2012

Game changer: Multiple-herbicide-resistant weeds in Minnesota, North Dakota

Herbicide-resistant weeds has continued to spread from the southern Corn Belt to northern states, including Minnesota and North Dakota. Now, multiple....More
Feb 29, 2012

The winter that never was

This is turning out to be the winter that never was.  We've had temperatures in the 50's the last several days.  Our soil in Ohio....More
Feb 29, 2012

Trip to the National Farm Machinery Show

I took advantage of the mild winter weather and went to the Louisville Farm Show last week.  On an average year 300,000 farmers are there....More
Feb 26, 2012

Saved by a buoy

Sometimes what looks to be a wild-goose chase leads you to your correct destination after all....More
Feb 17, 2012

Biodiesel is pertinent to energy policy discussion, ASA stresses

The biodiesel industry's production record of 1.1 billion gallons in 2011 supported more than 39,000 jobs, generated income over $1.7 billion, and....More
Feb 10, 2012

An inside view of Syngenta's global financial report to media

Farm Industry News blogger Mark Moore gives his impressions of attending Syngenta's 2011 financial report to the media in Basel, Switzerland....More
Feb 09, 2012

A mild Illinois winter; lower corn price forecast at Cattlemen’s convention

A pleasant fall allowed farmers to work their fields before the soil froze. Now the dark Illinois soil and the radiant energy of the sun keep....More
Jan 31, 2012

Biodiesel industry appeals to Senate Finance Committee for continuation of tax incentive

The recent expiration of the $1 per gallon biodiesel tax incentive poses a significant threat to the biodiesel industry's continued growth, said the....More
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