Dec 17, 2010
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President Obama signs tax law, extends biofuels incentives for another year

An unnecessary subsidy or a necessity for boosting advanced biofuel technologies? Thoughts on the extension of tax incentives for biofuels vary widely....More
Dec 13, 2010
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Syngenta Seeds to license soybean germplasm through GreenLeaf Genetics

Independent seed companies will have access to Syngenta soybean germplasm through GreenLeaf Genetics. The varieties initially offered will combine Syngenta soybean genetics with the Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield trait. Independent seed companies will be able to plant these initial varieties for testing and production in 2011. Companies will be required to have a Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield license from Monsanto....More
Dec 13, 2010
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On-farm precision testing program expands 2

  The on-farm cropping practices testing network started by the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) in 2000 continues to grow. In 2011, farmers working with On-Farm Network programs expect to conduct cornstalk nitrate testing and/or field-scale replicated strip trials in at least 10 states, including newcomer Missouri. Other states with On-Farm Network programs include Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Virginia....More
Dec 10, 2010
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Ethanol tax credit included in tax cut compromise

The Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit (VEETC) will be extended through 2011 if the tax bill released by the U.S. Senate last night is ultimately passed. But the tax bill may face some changes...More
Dec 9, 2010
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Case IH starts shipment of Tier 4a-compliant tractors

This month Case IH shipped out the first in a lineup of new high-horsepower tractors that meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Tier 4a emissions regulations, which take effect January 1. Models shipped include the new Magnum 180, 190, 210, and 225. The company has presold more than 750 Magnum tractors, which range in price from about $175,000 to $250,000. Orders for big diesel tractors have tripled from a year ago, Case said....More
Dec 9, 2010
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Next generation corn rootworm trait from Syngenta

If all goes as planned, producers will have a new corn rootworm trait available for the control of Western corn rootworm, Northern corn rootworm and Mexican corn rootworm....More
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