Apr 29, 2011
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Fossil fuel, renewable fuel shares expected to flip flop

Future fuel imports will be cut significantly due to domestic biofuel production, suggests a report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration....More
Apr. 28, 2011
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Apr 26, 2011
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New tool for precision nutrient application

  One evening before dinner at the 2011 Commodity Classic, I had the pleasure of visiting with National Corn Growers Association’s first vice president Garry Niemeyer. Niemeyer told me about a new NH3 control system that he and colleague Jerry McCulley are planning to install on an anhydrous toolbar this summer. With the rising cost of anhydrous ammonia, they needed a system that would control application rates more precisely than conventional controllers....More
Apr 22, 2011
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Refuge-in-a-bag product planted in Kansas

 With planting now well under way in some areas of the country, Dow AgroSciences says its first bag of Refuge Advanced – the company’s refuge-in-a-bag product – has been planted in a field near Silver Lake, Kan. Refuge Advanced powered by SmartStax contains a blend of 95 percent SmartStax seeds and 5 percent non-insect-traited refuge seeds. The company received EPA registration on April 8....More

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