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Dan Crummett
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Fertilizer & Fuel?

New York-based research firm unveils a 75 horsepower ammonia-fueled electric tractor that could foreshadow answers to the current lack of practicality of lithium-ion batteries to power large farm equipment.
While most North American growers and farm equipment dealers don’t share much enthusiasm for electric-powered field tractors and harvesters, the recent demonstration of a highly-modified John Deere tractor using anhydrous ammonia as fuel for its electric motors could spark some interest in both groups.
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2022 Begins with Mixed Economic Signals

Creighton finds exports up, continued supply delay fears

The Creighton University Mid-America Business Conditions Index — a leading economic indicator for a region encompassing Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma and South Dakota—fell in January, but remained above growth neutral for 20th straight month.

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EPA's RVO Proposal Cannot Stand

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released the proposed 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volumetric requirements. For 2014, EPA is proposing to lower the conventional renewable fuel requirement from the statutory level of 14.4 billion gallons (BG) to 13 billion gallons, and slash the total RFS volumetric requirement from 18.15 BG to 15.21 BG.
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Challenger Launches MT800E Series Track Tractors

Challenger, a worldwide brand of AGCO (NYSE: AGCO), is helping farmers take on the toughest conditions with the Challenger MT800E Series track tractors, introduced first in North America. Available in four models ranging from 450 to 590 engine HP, these rugged and reliable machines pair efficient new AGCO POWERTM 168, 16.8L diesel engines with efficiency-boosting features for unmatched power and productivity.
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