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January 2, 2016 02:05 AM
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What A Day: When All You Can Do Is Watch

This barn fire resulted in a totaled tractor, a decimated shed and 200 incinerated round bales. Thankfully, no people or animals were injured.

If you’ve had one of those days—or captured someone else’s—we’d love to share it with our readers. Email high-resolution images to whataday@farmjournal.com or mail prints to What A Day!, Farm Journal, P.O. Box 958, Mexico, MO 65265. Photos for publication will be selected on a first-come basis.

The Science of Agriculture at Center Stage


This summer, visitors to the St. Louis Science Center will be able to learn more about agriculture in a one-acre permanent exhibit called “GROW.” The exhibit will include more than 40 learning points, incorporating chemistry, economics, life sciences, culture and technology. It will be open year-round. Along with an introduction to farming, there will be facts about water, weather, how plants work and a greenhouse with a working aquaponic farm. GROW will also feature a modern-day working tractor, a flock of chickens and a do-it-yourself farming area to help visitors learn more about the food we eat. 

For more information, visit www.slscgrow.squarespace.com.

Stat Rack

Agriculture and ethanol industries welcome the certainty of a final rule on renewable fuel standards for 2016, but many say the required volume from corn-based ethanol is still too low.

22 billion gallons- Total renewable fuels goal for 2016, as set by Congress in 2007 

18.11 billion gallons- Total renewable fuel goal for 2016, as set by EPA in November 2015

230 million gallons- Cellulosic biofuel production required for 2016

1.9 billion gallons- Biomass-based diesel required for 2016 

3.61 billion gallons- Advanced biofuel required for 2016

14.5 billion gallons- Implied renewable fuel volume expected to come from corn-based ethanol



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