The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association is developing a marketplace for biodiesel as a home heating fuel. CEO Tom Slunecka says while many homes in the U.S. are heated by natural gas or propane, that’s not normally the case on the East Coast. “On the East Coast there is still a lot of home heating oil used... Read more »

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The American Dairy Association Mideast unveiled their annual butter sculpture at the 2015 Ohio State Fair on Tuesday, July 28. This year’s butter display celebrates the Ohio State Buckeye’s national championship. In addition to the traditional butter cow and calf, the display features life-size sculptures of Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer and mascot... Read more »

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The Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) has sent out surveys to farmers the last three years to look into the use of cover crops. Program Director Chad Watts says CTIC partners with the Sustainable Ag Research and Education Agency, USDA and for the first time this year the American Seed Trade Association. He tells Brownfield the... Read more »

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Citing weak demand for agricultural products and a strong dollar, DuPont cut its full-year earnings forecast on Tuesday. In April the company projected earnings of $4.00 to $4.20 per share, they now predict about $3.10. About 60 cents of that decline is credited to negative currency impact. For the second quarter ending June 30; DuPont... Read more »

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Northern Ireland’s Assembly Agriculture Committee is being recalled from their summer recess to deal with the country’s dairy crisis. Farmgate prices in the United Kingdom have been below the cost of production for months and that has put many operations on the brink of bankruptcy. Some of the ag committee members attended a dairy producer... Read more »

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