May 3, 2011
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Wet soils, delayed planting may mean changes in tillage, herbicide application

A drive through south-central Minnesota and northeast Iowa on Tuesday found farmers hitting the fields with tillage equipment. We spotted multiple tractors with tracks in several fields as the race was on to cover as many acres as possible. After all, less that 5% of Minnesota’s corn crop was planted. A year ago, 85% of the crop was in the ground. The late field work and planting will mean a change in tillage and production plans for some farmers. Purdue Extension agronomist Tony Vyn issued recommendations for handling some of the changes. Here are the highlights:...More
Apr 29, 2011
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Fossil fuel, renewable fuel shares expected to flip flop 1

Future fuel imports will be cut significantly due to domestic biofuel production, suggests a report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration....More

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