Energy en EPA finalizes increased RFS biofuel levels <div class="field-byline"> Source: Environmental Protection Agency </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The EPA has finalized higher volumes of renewable fuel than the levels proposed in June, boosting renewable production and providing support for robust, achievable growth of the biofuels industry. </p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Biomass Tue, 01 Dec 2015 14:09:00 +0000 102081 at DuPont Industrial Biosciences and Quad County Corn Processors Sign Multi-Year Enzyme Supply Contract for Cellulosic Biofuel <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>GALVA, IOWA, Oct. 15, 2015 &ndash; Today DuPont Industrial Biosciences (DuPont) and Quad County Corn Processors (QCCP) announced a new multi-year contract to supply the enzymes that enable QCCP&rsquo;s <a href=";RE=MC&amp;RI=3971053&amp;Preview=False&amp;DistributionActionID=32649&amp;Action=Follow+Link">Cellerate</a>&trade; process in the production of cellulosic biofuel from corn kernel fiber.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Input Costs Tue, 17 Nov 2015 05:00:00 +0000 101611 at Ethanol can reduce fall tillage <div class="field-deck"> Farmers find stover removal for cellulosic ethanol boosts yields, reduces costs and saves soil. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Two years ago, Curt Ferris began an experiment that side-lined his deep ripper. Instead, he removes about half the corn residue after harvest, with no tillage until spring.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Energy Soil Health Cellulosic ethanol Tillage Tue, 20 Oct 2015 20:23:00 +0000 101231 at <p>Stover bales are removed from farm fields to central storage sites, where they await final movement to the DuPont cellulosic ethanol plant in Nevada, Iowa.</p> Photo: DuPont <p>Curt Ferris has seen yields increase up to 10 bushels per acre on corn-on-corn ground since he began partially removing crop residue following harvest.&nbsp;</p> Photo: DuPont 5 Agriculture stories to read, Aug. 7, 2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In the 5 ag stories to read this week, get tips for treating soybean aphids this summer and learn about a new possibility for managing resistant weeds that comes from "down under." See the land value declines (and increases in some cases) across the U.S. in the latest USDA report and learn from northern farmers who strip-till. Finally, check out how ethanol was promoted at the annual Sturgis motorcycle rally.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Soil Health Soybeans soybean production Fri, 07 Aug 2015 21:49:00 +0000 100021 at 5 Agriculture stories to read, June 26, 2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In the 5 ag stories to read this week, Extension experts offer insight into nitrogen needs, particularly in fields with wet soils. Get tips for reducing spray drift and read about volumetric versus fractional levels in the RFS. Check fields for ragweed and control any growing plants, and finally, enjoy some fun turkey facts for Turkey Lovers month!</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Energy Fertilizer Soybeans Crop Protection Nitrogen Fri, 26 Jun 2015 23:53:00 +0000 99001 at Cut energy and save yields <div class="field-deck"> Cut energy and save yields </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Ask yourself these energy-savvy questions: Have you analyzed diesel fuel use per row-crop acre? How much of your energy use adds profit? How much propane do you use to dry 1,000 bushels? What percent of a bushel did you lose in moisture discount?</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Crops Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:40:00 +0000 96691 at 5 Agriculture stories to read, Jan. 16, 2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In this week's 5 ag stories to read, you'll find tips for managing soybean aphid in 2015. There is also a breakdown of the ARC farm bill program when choosing the individual or county option. Read about the biodiesel market, and hear about genetic engineering benefits. Finally, enjoy a list of signs that you grew up on a farm.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Soybeans Management GMO Biodiesel Disaster Soybean aphids Fri, 16 Jan 2015 22:58:00 +0000 95471 at Tips for saving fuel, energy on the farm <div class="node-body video-body"><p>Energy costs may not be your largest expense on the farm, but it's one that you can jump in on and make a fairly large impact without changing productivity, says Mark Hanna, Extension ag engineer at Iowa State University. He offers ideas for conserving fuel, including reduced tillage passes, shifting up, front-wheel assist and hybrid choice and drying.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Fuel Management Fri, 16 Jan 2015 21:08:00 +0000 95451 at 5 Agriculture stories to read: Jan. 9, 2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Five ag stories to read this week includes management tips for soybean cyst nematode. Read about a family using solar and wind energy to power their farm, and use a tool to help with crop insurance decisions. Xpert Ed Usset offers a marketing plan for the coming months, and singer James Wesley thanks farmers.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Soybeans Marketing Renewable Soybean cyst nematodes Sat, 10 Jan 2015 03:12:00 +0000 95341 at Why You MUST Pay Attention To Iraq <div class="node-body blog-body">Oil prices could skyrocket to $200 per barrel </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Marketing Fuel Grain Market Viewpoint Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:08:00 +0000 91581 at