Ethanol Insurance For Farmers From John Deere

Chuck Zimmerman

John Deere is now offering “ethanol insurance” through their John Deere Risk Protection division. It’s a policy for the grower who wants some extra coverage in case he can’t fulfill a delivery contract to an ethanol plant. Dennis Daggett, Director of Marketing for John Deere Risk Protection, is on the scene here at the National Farm Machinery Show where I’ve …

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Combining Corn Cobs

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol producer POET is working with several leading agricultural equipment manufactures to refine methods for harvesting, storing and transporting corn cobs for commercial cellulosic ethanol production. Among them is John Deere, according to public relations manager Barry Nelson, pictured here with POET CEO Jeff Broin. “On behalf of John Deere, we’re very interested in the new technologies that will be …

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Michigan Utility to Buy John Deere Wind Power

John Davis

A Michigan utility has inked a 20-year deal to buy renewable energy from John Deere. According to this story on, Wolverine Power Cooperative will get the power from Harvest Wind Farm, LLC… principally owned by John Deere: The wind farm, which has been under development for three years, is slated for Huron County, Michigan. John Deere Wind Energy is …

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Vision 2020

Cindy Zimmerman

Biofuels will play a major role in the soybean industry for the next 10 to 15 years under the United Soybean Board’s Soy 2020 released Friday morning at the Commodity Classic in Tampa, Florida. The objective of Soy 2020 was to “create a vision for the future of U.S. soybeans that would be a complete collaboration and that would ultimately …

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