• Josh Flint

    I Hope VEETC's Demise Renews Our Focus on Ethanol

    Prairie Gleanings

     by Josh Flint
     on June 20, 2011

    If recent activity in Congress is any indicator, it appears support for ethanol blending credits is drying up. While much of ethanol’s old guard will likely lament the eventual demise of the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit, I see this as an opportunity. As long as VEETC exists, too many ethanol support groups will pour money and effort into renewing it. Instead of keeping a blending credit alive, we need to focus all of our energy on moving this homegrown fuel to the next…

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  • Josh Flint

    Coming Soon: Video From the Field

    Prairie Gleanings

     by Josh Flint
     on June 13, 2011

    It arrived last week: Prairie Farmer’s new Kodak Playtouch digital video camera. After shooting some test video around the house, I’m ready to take this thing on the road. Hopefully sometime next week we’ll have something to put on the web for your enjoyment. I’ll be making a trip to Decatur. Farm Progress Show manager Matt Jungmann has promised me a show update. Should be a good interview. In today’s digital video age, the tripod is typically the largest…

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    Make a Meat Thermometer Part of Your Grilling Routine

    Prairie Gleanings

     by Josh Flint
     on June 3, 2011

    I realized I’d moved fully into adulthood when I hosted our first family barbecue. For some reason, feeding your grandparents, parents and multiple aunts, uncles and cousins conveys a sense of maturity that surpasses even a college degree or first job. In the days leading up to the big event, my wife and I brainstormed what we were going to prepare for everyone. Since it was a Labor Day event, grilling was a no-brainer. Still being a young couple, we decided on a cheap, yet easy, meal…

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