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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
Oct 29, 2010

Little to no indirect land use change has been caused by ethanol, DOE study finds

When the debate over extending ethanol tax credits is taken up after the mid-term elections, policy makers should carefully review previous ILUC....More
Oct 28, 2010

Seed company updates

Oct 27, 2010

Tornado hits Case IH Magnum tractor factory

Production of Case IH Magnum tractors is temporarily suspended due to factory damage caused by yesterday’s tornado in Mount Pleasant, WI....More
Oct 25, 2010

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack announces renewable energy initiatives

Producers who enter into Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) contracts may receive payments of up to 75 percent of the cost of establishing....More
Oct 22, 2010

Tire sizing 101: What’s your RCI?

Farm tires are getting larger to support the weight of combines, tractors, and wagons, which are growing in size.  Folks in the tire industry....More
Oct 18, 2010

Precision ag as environmental savior

  If you watch this two-minute YouTube clip of the new documentary, Troubled Waters: A Mississippi River Story, you might get the same....More
Oct 15, 2010

Tire care checklist

Before heading out to the field, do a quick check of your tires to ensure they’re ready for the job. According to engineering research,....More
Oct 14, 2010

Study pegs Bt corn's economic benefits at $7 billion

Study pegs Bt corn’s economic benefits at $7 billion Bt is paying big benefits, for farmers who plant Bt corn hybrids and even for....More
Oct 13, 2010

EPA grants E15 waiver for model 2007 and newer cars, light trucks

Conceivably, E15 could now be used to fuel 65 million model 2007 and newer cars and light duty trucks on the roads today, representing more than one-....More
Oct 12, 2010

Tier 4 rules will change tractor engines

In the latest family debate over car buying, my 21-year-old son declared, “Mom, you buy the car for the engine.” I thought about his....More
Oct 11, 2010

Is a drone plane in your future?

  Drone technology that allows the U.S. military to remotely fly airplanes on the other side of the world is now available for the farm. For....More
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