Apr 22, 2011
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High prices continue for good Midwest farmland

Prices paid for farm ground have surged over the past several months. Good farmland in my home area in northwest Iowa, for example, just sold for $9,900/acre. That follows a $10,000/acre price paid in February for a field, nearly a record high price for farmland in Plymouth County. Last November, we thought the $13,950/acre price paid in neighboring Sioux county was an aberration. But farmland prices continue to stay very high....More
Apr 22, 2011
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Does corn ethanol affect food prices?

Rising corn prices in 2006 and 2007, followed by the 2008 spike, and dramatic drop in 2009, would have occurred without ethanol subsidies or even if corn ethanol production had not expanded....More
Apr 21, 2011
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New red and yellow row-crop tractors

This month AGCO added a 290 PTO horsepower model to its 2011 Massey Ferguson 8600 Series and Challenger MT600D Series high-horsepower row crop tractors. The new MF8690 and Challenger 685D are now the largest of both series, which range from 205 to 275 PTO....More
Apr 18, 2011
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New section-control functions for Leica mojo3D

  Leica Geosystems has added section-control capability to the Leica mojo3D. Initially, the Direct Section Control function, which can control up to 30 sections, will be available for Hardi HC5500 and HC6500 rate controllers. Leica will add support for popular U.S. rate controllers later in 2011, according to Harlan Little, Leica Ag Business Manager for North America....More

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