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
We recently hosted a poll on our website to gauge how farmers think and feel about using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) on their operations. And it appears there is a lot of interest in the technology. As of today, the majority of those who responded to the survey said they were strongly interested in purchasing a UAV for their farm. Yet, the second highest option selected suggests many farmers don’t have a UAV planned in the budget, so there may still be mixed feelings on just how the tech will be beneficial....More
Dewalt unveiled a new line of air tools including a 3/8-in. drive air ratchet, 3/8-in. reversible drill, angle die grinder and palm sander. Complete with shock-resistant housings, aluminum bodies, one-handed directional switches and high rpm for heavy-duty fastening, the tools are designed to provide quality performance and be tough enough to take a beating.
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
The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) this week announced it is suing the EPA for failing to provide documents regarding efforts by the oil industry to influence the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for 2014....More
Ariens, the company you may recognize for its lawn, turf and snow management tools, has made a major statement with the launch of a new work vehicle under its Gravely brand. It has entered into the work vehicle market with the new Atlas JSV, or job site vehicle, and they say they’re carving out a subcategory in the utility vehicle space by taking ownership of the “JSV” name. And agriculture is one of their target markets.
By Jonathan Adelstein
As a native South Dakotan who’s devoted much of my career to strengthening rural America, I’ve seen my share of farm equipment. So I’ve been delighted twice this year to observe John Deere’s latest machinery in action. ...More