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Sep 21, 2011

E15 reaches one million mile mark

The Watkins Glen International Speedway was the site of E15's million mile mark....More
Sep 16, 2011

Rain-delayed planting gives way to erratic crop conditions

Field reporter Daryl Bridenbaugh spots shelled corn, the perfect rain, and eerie red lights during travels through Ohio, Indiana, and Pennsylvania....More
Sep 14, 2011

John Deere releases 2012 combine, tractor and sprayer pricing

  In all of our coverage of John Deere’s recent product launch event, what we didn’t include was pricing. That’s because....More
Sep 13, 2011

“Silage yields are the most variable I have ever seen.”

Silage harvest has started on the Kent Lock farm near Avon, IL. Yields are variable and 20% lower overall....More
Sep 07, 2011

Figuring the flight plan

Did you do anything interesting last month? I dug a grave and buried a guy. Want to fold now?....More
Sep 02, 2011

Educating consumers at the pump

"As more American consumers learn the benefits of ethanol – from cleaning the air to creating jobs – more retailers are opting to market American....More
Aug 31, 2011

Team FIN Report: Daryl Bridenbaugh travels Ohio to report on seed farms, wind farms, and new Tier 4i-compliant tractors

  Team FIN product tester Daryl Bridenbaugh of Pandora, OH, sent us this report for the week of August 28, 2011:....More
Aug 31, 2011

American Ethanol kits now available to fuel retailers

Retailers can receive complimentary American Ethanol kits with pump toppers, nozzle talkers and more....More
Aug 26, 2011

The real reasons food prices are increasing

"Yes, we are paying more for grains, but what is really affecting our bottom line is fuel prices,” says Jay O'Neil, Kansas State University senior....More
Aug 23, 2011

"This corn crop is just not there."

Team FIN member Kent Lock estimates his Avon, IL, corn crop won't yield as high as he had thought earlier in the summer....More
Aug 19, 2011

Billions in biofuel

DuPont acquired the biofuels enzyme company Danisco this year for $6.3 billion, but that was just one of the 51 transactions that happened this year....More
Aug 03, 2011

VEETC not included in debt limit deal; and an op ed to Roll Call

"Are energy independence and its attendant economic and national security benefits a priority [for Congress] or not?" ask former members of Congress....More
Jul 27, 2011

Ethanol impact on land use negligible, says MSU study

“We searched for direct historical evidence for ILUC in relevant world areas rather than attempting to project or predict what course ILUC might take....More
Jul 16, 2011

Top 10 topics being discussed in ag engineering circles

As a card-carrying member of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), I recently received a reminder to register for....More
Jul 14, 2011

Ethanol should not shoulder blame for higher food prices, Informa suggests

“There is little evidence of such a simplistic cause-and-effect linkage,” says an Informa report examining ethanol and higher food prices....More
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