Economic solutions have been a solid tool for achieving environmental goals. Perhaps the most famous is the idea of power plants trading pollution credits, but there’s one for water that could benefit your farm.
USDA and EPA recently announced they are working together to support the development of water quality trading markets. These markets are expected to provide farmers and ranchers with new income opportunities, in addition to enhancing water quality and conservation....More
In every issue of Farm Industry News, the last page of the magazine is devoted to one “Good Buy” product. The staff selects a new product on the market that we think is a good buy based on that time of year and the innovation behind the product. This year, we featured quite the variety of products, from a new Ford pickup to a grain moisture tester. Browse through all of this year’s “good buys” and let us know which product you’d by in the comments below.
The new guide from Purdue includes information on different tank types and construction materials and how to select the best ones. It also provides information on repairing tanks and buying used tanks....More
Tires are getting taller to carry heavier loads without increasing soil compaction. Farmers will have new size options in tires when buying their next tractor. New tire sizes are also changing the geometry and design of farm equipment....More
The EPA proposal would "jeopardize the tremendous success our nation’s farmers have seen as a result of the certainty of the RFS with net farm income increasing by 51 percent while federal farm payments have decreased 57 percent.”...More
The ABFA conservatively forecasts the advanced biofuels industry to generate at least 3.2 billion RINs in 2013, exceeding this year’s target by at least 500 million gallons and generating carryover RINs....More
Agrievolution Alliance, a global network of farm machinery associations, came out with its latest report today on how the farm machinery business is faring here and around the world. As with all of the reports we’ve seen, including our own in last month’s Buyer’s Guide, the industry is expressing cautious optimism in sales for 2014, with automation serving as the key safety net....More
“Using the E10 blendwall as an excuse to reduce ethanol use rewards oil companies for doing nothing to comply with the RFS or inevitability of higher ethanol blends, and sets a dangerous precedent by taking the teeth out of the most consequential policy Congress has ever enacted to reduce greenhouse gas emissions of transportation fuel.”...More