• Josh Flint

    Messing With the Budweiser Recipe? That's Just Crazy!

    Prairie Gleanings

     by Josh Flint
     on October 31, 2012

    As a native Missourian, InBev’s hostile takeover of Anheuser Busch in the 2008 was less than thrilling. I’ve lived in the Illinois suburbs of St. Louis for about four years now. Busch Stadium, the Clydesdales and Grant’s Farm were tangible reminders of the brewing family that put St. Louis on the map. Finding out one of the city’s top corporate stewards would be Belgium-owned and Brazilian-run was a shot to the gut. For most (at least those not directly employed…

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    Lock Down A Permanent Email Address

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     by Josh Flint
     on October 23, 2012

    Email is not going away as a means of contact in the business world. If anything, it will continue to pick up steam. Yet, I continue to see instances where rural folks go through several email addresses over the course of five years. You have the power to stop this! What used to be the most irritating thing about switching cellular service providers? The number would switch. That’s in the past now, but I still remember the headache that would go along with disseminating your new phone…

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    Will 2013 Be the Breakthrough Year for Cellulosic Ethanol?

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     by Josh Flint
     on October 16, 2012

    As we reported in the October issue of Prairie Farmer, cellulosic ethanol has a lot to prove next year. It’s been a running joke in ag for some time – “Cellulosic ethanol has been three to four years away for the past 10 years.” Most know the best jokes have a bit of truth to them. This one certainly does. Prior to joining Farm Progress, I worked for Country Journal Publishing in Decatur. Biofuels Journal is one of several magazines they publish. When I joined in…

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    There's a Lot of Nitrate Still in the Soil

    Prairie Gleanings

     by Josh Flint
     on October 5, 2012

    After speaking with several nutrient experts, one thing is clear – there’s a lot of nitrogen left in the field after this drought year. Here’s the catch, most of it’s in the nitrate form. As most know, that means it’s extremely susceptible to loss via leaching (moving out with the water) and denitrification (evaporating from water-logged soils). Dan Schaefer, director of nutrient stewardship with the Illinois Council on Best Management Practices, has been pulling…

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