Farm Industry News Blog http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/42476/feed The Farm Industry News Blog features commentary from Willie Vogt, Jodie Wehrspann, Kathy Huting, Lynn Grooms, Daryl Bridenbaugh and Jeff Ryan. en Tire maker finds new use for dandelion http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/tire-maker-finds-new-use-dandelion <div class="node-body blog-body">Mitas is going to test a tire using rubber extracted from a specific type of the abundant yellow flower.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/tire-maker-finds-new-use-dandelion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/tire-maker-finds-new-use-dandelion#comments Farm Equipment Companies Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:41:00 +0000 74921 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>A native of Kazakhstan, this dandelion has a special property, it produces a form of natural rubber. An EU program aims to make use of the plant as a rubber source and tire makers, including Mitas, are experimenting. Mitas expects to test a prototype in 2015.</p> What 640 Labs purchase means for Climate Corp http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/what-640-labs-purchase-means-climate-corp <div class="node-body blog-body">In a Business Wire news release issued Monday, Monsanto's weather modeling company Climate Corp announced its purchase of data analytics company 640 Labs, a tech start-up company in Chicago. 640 Labs has found a way to capture geo-referenced data from farm vehicles using a drive that plugs into the vehicle's diagnostics port.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/what-640-labs-purchase-means-climate-corp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/what-640-labs-purchase-means-climate-corp#comments Variable rate Variable rate application Farm Industry News Blog Wed, 10 Dec 2014 19:38:00 +0000 74821 at http://farmindustrynews.com One step at a time on tax repair http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/one-step-time-tax-repair <div class="node-body blog-body">Congress moves the needle on equipment purchases for 2014 - at the last minute.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/one-step-time-tax-repair" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/one-step-time-tax-repair#comments Farm Equipment Buying/Purchasing Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 08 Dec 2014 13:37:00 +0000 74731 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>Farm equipment purchases of all types could get last-minute 2014 help from Congress as the tax extenders bill gets moving. Whether farmers can act fast enough to leverage the tool for this tax year remains to be seen.</p> USDA announces grants this week to stimulate bioeconomy http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/usda-announces-grants-week-stimulate-bioeconomy <div class="node-body blog-body"> Since the Advanced Biofuel Payment Program's inception, USDA has made more than $280 million in payments that have helped support production of more than 5.8 billion gallons of advanced biofuel and the equivalent of more than 58 billion kilowatt hours of electric energy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/usda-announces-grants-week-stimulate-bioeconomy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/usda-announces-grants-week-stimulate-bioeconomy#comments Biofuel Ethanol Farm Industry News Blog Fri, 05 Dec 2014 16:58:00 +0000 74671 at http://farmindustrynews.com Some motoring assistance http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/some-motoring-assistance <div class="node-body blog-body">It's logging season on the farm in Iowa, and Team FIN farmer Jeff Ryan helps out a stranded logger with some major tire troubles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/some-motoring-assistance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/some-motoring-assistance#comments Farm Tires Farm Tires Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 01 Dec 2014 18:52:00 +0000 74601 at http://farmindustrynews.com EPA postpones finalizing 2014 renewable volume obligations in RFS until 2015 http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/epa-postpones-finalizing-2014-renewable-volume-obligations-rfs-until-2015 <div class="node-body blog-body"> EPA looks to getting back on the annual statutory timeline by addressing 2014, 2015 and 2016 standards in the next calendar year. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/epa-postpones-finalizing-2014-renewable-volume-obligations-rfs-until-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/epa-postpones-finalizing-2014-renewable-volume-obligations-rfs-until-2015#comments Biofuel Ethanol Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:05:00 +0000 74251 at http://farmindustrynews.com 25x’25 partners urge EPA to issue guidance on flex fuel vehicles http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/25x-25-partners-urge-epa-issue-guidance-flex-fuel-vehicles <div class="node-body blog-body">“This guidance is critical to incentivize the continued production of FFVs and to support the further advancement and deployment of biofuels into the nation’s liquid transportation fuel pool; fuels which are essential to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and enhancing air quality.” </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/25x-25-partners-urge-epa-issue-guidance-flex-fuel-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/25x-25-partners-urge-epa-issue-guidance-flex-fuel-vehicles#comments Ethanol Ethanol Farm Industry News Blog Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:25:00 +0000 74001 at http://farmindustrynews.com You won't see that in the Chamber of Commerce brochure http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/you-wont-see-chamber-commerce-brochure <div class="node-body blog-body">Team FIN farmer Jeff Ryan discusses his hometown's noteworthy people and events; and he finds a big fan of Cresco, Iowa, on a recent errand.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/you-wont-see-chamber-commerce-brochure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/you-wont-see-chamber-commerce-brochure#comments Shop/Office Business Farm Industry News Blog Wed, 12 Nov 2014 16:27:00 +0000 73881 at http://farmindustrynews.com E15 approved for use in two-thirds of new vehicles http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/e15-approved-use-two-thirds-new-vehicles <div class="node-body blog-body">Auto manufacturers have approved the use of E15 in approximately two-thirds of new vehicles. This accounts for about 80 percent of the vehicles on the road today, reports the Renewable Fuels Association. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/e15-approved-use-two-thirds-new-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/e15-approved-use-two-thirds-new-vehicles#comments Ethanol Ethanol Farm Industry News Blog Fri, 07 Nov 2014 22:50:00 +0000 73481 at http://farmindustrynews.com The labeling debate - a tech question? http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/labeling-debate-tech-question <div class="node-body blog-body">GMO labeling measure will keep coming, guess it's time for some help from the government.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/labeling-debate-tech-question" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/labeling-debate-tech-question#comments Biotech Traits Agriculture Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 06 Nov 2014 20:38:00 +0000 73431 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>Protesters are pushing for GMO labels, and the state-by-state approach is unworkable. Time for the federal government to act.</p>