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New biodiesel study highlight benefits

A new study on biodiesel’s lifecycle energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission effects updates and reaffirms the long-understood benefits of using the renewable fuel. The study is the latest in the significant body of transparent, peer-reviewed, studies that conclusively quantify biodiesel’s widespread benefits. “It’s encouraging to see the commitment to …

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Concerns with continuous soybeans in 2018

With corn prices looking grim and the likelihood of 2018 farm economics again favoring soybean production, soybeans being planted after soybeans could be on the rise this spring. With consecutive years of soybean production, yield potential declines and the potential need for additional inputs and precautions increases. “Agronomically, we never …

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RINs part of a political battle of renewable fuels

RINs — Renewable Identification Numbers — have been in the news recently as a part of the ongoing political battle between oil companies and renewable fuel proponents. “When the EPA put in place the Renewable Fuel Standard, they had to be sure the proper amounts of renewable fuels were being …

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Dicamba training opportunities in Ohio

For those planning on planting dicamba tolerant crops next year, there is plenty of change coming in 2018 compared to last year. The label requirements for spraying will be much different and training is being required for applicators. “The new labels for Engenia, XtendiMax, and FeXapan have many new precautions …

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Tax webinar for farmers Jan. 29

Are you getting the most from your tax return? Farmers and farmland owners that wish to increase their tax knowledge should consider this webinar that will address tax issues important to them. Mark your calendars for Jan. 29, 2018 to participate in this  hour webinar from 10 a.m. to noon. …

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