Yard Work Just Got More Green

In E85, Environmental, Equipment, Ethanol, General, New Products by Mark

  It’s sporty, it’s fuel injected, it’s green and it’s powered by ethanol. If you are thinking NASCAR™ race cars that’s a good guess but you would be wrong. Because in this case the equipment in question is literally green…as in covered in the well know green and yellow paint of John Deere tractors, combines and lawn equipment. And unlike …

Harvesting Corn Nonstop

In Equipment, Farming, Guest Blogger by Cathryn

This guest post comes courtesy of Brian Scott, a farmer featured in NCGA’s Field Notes series and the author of The Farmers Life blog. Scott also agvocates on Twitter as @thefarmerslife. In this post, Scott offers his personal insight into why the impressive field machinery visible from the road makes modern agriculture possible. Harvesting Corn Nonstop Being efficient is important during …

Corn Cob Harvesting

In Equipment, Ethanol, Farming by Cindy

The corn cob harvest was making progress in Emmetsburg, Iowa. During POET’s Project LIBERTY Field Day, 16 companies showcased equipment to help farmers make the process of harvesting corn cobs and residue quick, easy and profitable. Project LIBERTY is POET’s planned 25 million-gallon-per-year cellulosic ethanol plant in Emmetsburg. Among the many farmers who turned out to watch the demonstration was …

Don’t Waste Your Corn Cobs

In Equipment, New Products by Chuck

Corn cobs aren’t just for pipes anymore. Now we’re seeing some real interest in utilizing them for a variety of purposes and for farmers that could mean extra income. You might think cellulosic ethanol production first but look at this list of other uses for cobs: livestock feed supplement for mixed rations, livestock and pet animal bedding, blending cobs with …

Betting Big on US Farmers

In Equipment, General, Machinery by Cindy

John Deere may have cut its profit forecast for this year by 20 percent, but the company is still betting big on the nation’s agriculture industry. Deere officials said today that they expect the North American agricultural market to be their best this year compared to other areas of the world. During a conference call today, Deere CEO Robert Lane …