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
U.S. retail sales of tractors and combines were higher in November compared to last year at this time, according to a report released today by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.
Combines saw the biggest jump, up 25.5% over October’s numbers with 644 units sold. Year to date, a total of 9,487 combines have been sold, an increase of 6.8% from a year ago.
The November report showed tractor sales were up by 9.8% year to date, with 183,846 units sold, and up 5.6% for November, with tractors under 40 hp showing the biggest gains....More
To expand control strategies, crop protection companies are turning to biologicals. Beneficial bacteria and other organisms can help avoid resistance issues. Formulation technology will be key for companies developing products....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 Twin Cities, MN, is home to major agriculture companies, so our staff, all local, are privy to talk around town about these giants like Cargill and fertilizer company Mosaic. Today while I was driving in our first major snowstorm of the season I heard on our local 830 WCCO radio station an interview with John VomHoff Jr., staff reporter for the Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal....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