A clear trend developing this year is the offering of Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) programs. These programs let you step into used tractors, combines and other farm equipment with some assurance that it won’t break down, or, if it does, the dealerships will have you covered. Buyers can trade up to later model machines with newer technology and extended warranty....More
Last month, Titan, maker of Titan and Goodyear Farm Tires, held a two-day summit for dealers, giving them a brush-up on new tire technology. The reason for the summit, organizers say, is that farm equipment keeps evolving with each new model year, with bigger engines and heavier, more powerful machines. With those changes come some challenges, such as road lope, power hop and soil compaction. Tires need to change in suit. So the company invited dealers back to school to learn how the tires they sell can meet those challenges.
A new stalk chopper, a portable soil tester and a sprayer attachment system that allows for late-season nutrient application all drew the attention of about 1,500 growers at the 360 Yield Center summit.
"With infrastructure being one of the primary hurdles to the sale of higher ethanol blends, we anticipate that this legislation would be a very significant step towards allowing more retailers to make the decision to sell higher blends of ethanol,” says Dawn Carlson, Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores of Iowa....More
Farmers are visual, and that’s one thing that has been proven true through our online viewership over the years. And this year we’ve tackled a wide variety of subjects and turned them into photo galleries to bring you farm news in a visual way. Featured here are the top 10 most popular galleries, based on views. Take a few moments to look through these well-liked images from 2014.
Since the Advanced Biofuel Payment Program's inception, USDA has made more than $280 million in payments that have helped support production of more than 5.8 billion gallons of advanced biofuel and the equivalent of more than 58 billion kilowatt hours of electric energy....More
“This guidance is critical to incentivize the continued production of FFVs and to support the further advancement and deployment of biofuels into the nation’s liquid transportation fuel pool; fuels which are essential to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and enhancing air quality.”...More
Auto manufacturers have approved the use of E15 in approximately two-thirds of new vehicles. This accounts for about 80 percent of the vehicles on the road today, reports the Renewable Fuels Association....More
EPA delays its ROV decision in the Renewable Fuel Standard for 2014. The uncertainty has impacted the biodiesel industry, too. EPA’s slow move on the renewable fuel standard is creating uncertainty....More
Working in 70 countries, Abengoa Bioenergy is no stranger to alternative fuel production. The company’s new Hugoton, Kan., facility uses best harvest management practices. The plant will produce 25 million gallons of ethanol, and electricity from biomass....More
" . . . rather than educating its consumers about the use of E15, AAA has done little more than add to the confusion by parroting phony concerns that were created by rigged and deliberately misinterpreted studies spoon fed to them and others by Big Oil,” said Ron Lamberty, senior vice president, American Coalition for Ethanol....More