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Friday, February 19,2010

RFA president says ethanol depends on blenders´ credit

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The ethanol industry could face the same difficulties hitting biodiesel producers if Congress doesnt extend the 45-cent blenders tax credit by the end of 2010, the president of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) said last Tuesday.

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Friday, February 19,2010

Immigrant dairymens dreams turn sour

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From a strip mall in Wauseon, OH, a town of 7,200, Willy van Bakel built a multimillion-dollar business bringing fellow Dutch dairy farmers to America. Theyre dreamers like himself, he says.

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Friday, February 12,2010

Plan to cut agricultural subsidies likely dead in Congress

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If history and the political lineup are any guides, President Barack Obamas latest effort to cut subsidies for wealthy farmers likely will fare no better than his first tryor his predecessors attempt.

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Friday, February 12,2010

Agco posts quarterly profit

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Agco, which makes farm equipment under the Massey Ferguson, Challenger, Fendt and Valtra brand names, said it believed Europe and North America were stabilizing, but it still needed to reduce inventories in those markets by idling some facilities..

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Friday, February 12,2010

Room for growth in Japanese market

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Japanese demand for U.S. beef continues to grow, but as the trade here cant get enough age-verified supply, it prefers the stable availability of Australian product.

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Friday, February 5,2010

Peterson backs measure to rein in EPA

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House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson, D-MN, has cosponsored a House bill that would block the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating greenhouse gases through the Clean Air Act.

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Friday, February 5,2010

Producers honored for BQA commitment

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A desire to continually improve Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) on their operations while successfully encouraging others around them to implement BQA was evident this week as two producers were honored with the annual national BQA award which was...

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Friday, January 29,2010

EPA to finalize renewable fuel standards soon

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Biofuels makers have been waiting for the rules which are designed to implement a 2007 law that mandated an ever-increasing amount of biofuels be added to transportation fuel. This year, 12.95 billion gallons of renewable fuel must be part of the supply, up almost 17 percent from last year.

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Friday, January 29,2010

U.S. trims food inflation forecast

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USDA trimmed its food inflation forecast for 2010, projecting prices at grocery stores and restaurants will rise at the same rate. USDA lowered the con- sumer price index for all food to gain 2.5 percent to 3.5 percent from its December forecast of 3 percent to 4 percent.

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Friday, January 29,2010

Get the most out of forages

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If you want to talk to a beef producer who really knows how to manage pastures, you cant do much better than Missouris John Wood. Forages are more than just one part of his herds feed regime; they are the only part.

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