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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
Nov 19, 2012

New combine buyer’s guide

U.S. combine sales spiked in October, following a 0.7% slump in the first nine months of this year compared to the same period in 2011, according....More
Nov 16, 2012

EPA keeps renewable fuels levels in place, livestock and poultry industry vow to fix “misguided policy”

“How many more jobs and family farms have to be lost before we change this misguided policy and create a level playing field on the free market for....More
Nov 08, 2012

Robotics in the driver’s seat

More than 10 years ago, we ran our first article about a robotic tractor designed by John Deere for orchard spraying. The drone-like model was....More
Nov 06, 2012

Top 50 innovations in agricultural engineering

This month Resource magazine, the official publication of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), published its list....More
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
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