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Nov 02, 2012

As you head to the polling place, think energy

There are a lot of things to think about as you head to your local polling place. A long-term energy policy should be one of them....More
Oct 26, 2012

BP cancels plans for cellulosic ethanol plant

BP has cancelled its plans to build a cellulosic ethanol plant in the U.S., but has completed construction of its joint venture 110 million gallon....More
Oct 22, 2012

To market, to market

Let's say you're a producer of some kind of item. You raise quite a bit of it. Now let's say you need a way to market that product....More
Oct 22, 2012

Slow corn harvest and best-ever soybean yields

We have had plenty of rain in this part of NW Ohio since mid-August. It has made crops mature later and slowed down the harvest. Commercial....More
Oct 19, 2012

Penn State awarded $10 million to develop biomass supply chains

The research will develop sustainable production practices to improve yield by 25 percent and reduce costs by 20 percent, the USDA reports....More
Oct 16, 2012

How farmers buy crop inputs

In December, Farm Industry News will publish its 2013 Buyers’ Forecast issue, chockfull of predictions about pricing and supply of farm....More
Oct 11, 2012

Land market plateaus

A year ago, land prices were rising to shocking levels. But this year, the stories of high-priced land sales have quieted some. A conversation with....More
Oct 05, 2012

Biofuels industry must STRESS value of “green economy” to public

“The threat of rising food and feed prices from this season's drought will only exacerbate biofuels advocates' uphill battle in the U.S. policy arena....More
Sep 27, 2012

Fuels America created to protect RFS

Fuels America has been created to counter requests to waive the RFS, a move that the biofuels industry says would adversely impact rural America....More
Sep 26, 2012

Who is the best singer of the National Anthem?

Move over “The Voice.” FMC has found its own crop of young singers by hosting the “Anthem Singing Contest” to promote its....More
Sep 17, 2012

What’s your tillage IQ?

  I thought I knew a lot about tillage until I embarked on my last writing assignment: present readers with a roundup of new tillage tools....More
Sep 14, 2012

Biodiesel volumes raised under RFS

“This was an incredibly important decision, and the Obama Administration got it right," said Joe Jobe, CEO, National Biodiesel Board....More
Sep 12, 2012

Beginning to harvest weak crops

Some of the corn here is ready to harvest. The stalks are extremely weak. Most of the soybeans are going to need two to four weeks before they are....More
Sep 05, 2012

Belfries "R" Us

One guy standing in a loader bucket trying to screw a four-foot-long wooden rocket onto a pole several feet in the air isn't the exact recipe for....More
Sep 04, 2012

Death and taxes: Estate and gift tax exemption to expire soon

If you don’t plan to die before Dec. 31, you’d better read this: The largest estate and gift tax exemption ever offered in history....More
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