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Fueling the ethanol industry

By BILL SHEA bshea@messengernews.net A recent move by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency is being welcomed as good news for Iowa farmers and ethanol producers. The agency’s decision to deny several waivers that allow oil companies to use less ethanol will result in an additional ...

New products released during Farm Progress Show virtual event

By KRISS NELSON editor@farm-news.com The 2020 Farm Progress Show wasn’t held in person this year, but took to the airways, rather during a virtual event held Sept. 15-17. Although those virtual gates have closed, the programming is still available — video presentations, show ...

Is soybean demand on the rise?

By KRISS NELSON editor@farm-news.com The USDA released their September World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report earlier this month — the report that is infamous for bringing crop estimates into focus. “We are getting a sharper picture just what harvest might look ...

Humboldt company offers solar, geothermal and more

By KRISS NELSON editor@farm-news.com If you are considering ways to efficiently cut electrical costs with solar, geothermal or other energy saving features, North Central Iowa Service, LLC of Humboldt can get you hooked right up —literally. Mitch Fridolfson, owner of North Central Iowa ...

Derecho

By KRISTIN DANLEY-GREINERFarm-News-Iowa-KSDG@msn.comOn Aug. 9, 2020, Midwesterners went about their day, oblivious to what was about to unfold in the next 24 hours. A weather phenomenon called a derecho ripped across eastern Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, parts of Wisconsin, Indiana and Michigan ...

What to expect for grain quality from damaged plants

By KRISS NELSONeditor@farm-news.comAs producers being to deal with the possibility of a loss in yields they may need to look into the potential loss in grain quality as well.Charles Hurburgh, professor in ag and biosystems engineering department at Iowa State University compared grain quality ...

A bearish report for August WASDE

By KRISS NELSONeditor@farm-news.comAlthough we are in a drought and a derecho hit a large portion of Iowa earlier this month, the USDA said in their August World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report we are still looking at a large corn and soybean harvest."I don't think that ...

Plan to virtually attend 2020 Farm Progress Show

By KRISS NELSONeditor@farm-news.comThere won't be acres and acres of equipment to walk around, or industry experts to visit with, but the 2020 Farm Progress Show will still deliver an up close view of a wider range of new machines in action than ever before.A Farm Progress Virtual Experience, ...

Farm and Food File

My grandmother was both a woman of her times and a woman far ahead of even our times. For example, today's electric cars would be a yawn for her; she rode in them "before the war."World War I, that is. Grandma (her given name was Ruth) was born in 1902 and lived 86 active years.Grandma would ...

Crops face mixed weather influences

By KRISS NELSONeditor@farm-news.comThe World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates released July 10 from USDA brought slightly lower than expected new ending stock totals for the three big grain crops.The July report, according to Todd Hultman, DTN analyst is also the report where weather ...