Feb 29, 2012
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The winter that never was

This is turning out to be the winter that never was.  We've had temperatures in the 50's the last several days.  Our soil in Ohio is still wet with puddles of water everywhere.  I've given up on hauling liquid manure.  I've called a custom applicator who has a drag line.  Hopefully he'll be able to pull the hose through the muddy ground with his track tractor.  We're keeping busy working on equipment.  Most of my tools and tractors will go to a dealer...More
Feb 29, 2012
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Trip to the National Farm Machinery Show

I took advantage of the mild winter weather and went to the Louisville Farm Show last week.  On an average year 300,000 farmers are there.  My guess is that there were more this year.  Farm Industry News has a banquet each year at which they give FIN awards away.  This year Geringhoff won the top award for their folding corn heads.  They are a German company and they market their corn heads world wide.  They had on display a corn head prototype that they hope to introduce in a...More
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Feb 26, 2012
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Saved by a buoy

Sometimes what looks to be a wild-goose chase leads you to your correct destination after all....More
Feb 17, 2012
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Biodiesel is pertinent to energy policy discussion, ASA stresses

The biodiesel industry's production record of 1.1 billion gallons in 2011 supported more than 39,000 jobs, generated income over $1.7 billion, and created more than $3 billion in GDP. Ag Secretary Vilsack added that a strong bioproducts sector marries two of the most important economic engines for rural America: agriculture and manufacturing....More

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