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Farm Bill: Sen. Grassley Targets Commodity Payments to Big Farms – DTN

Farm Bill: Sen. Grassley Targets Commodity Payments to Big Farms – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Dec 6, 2017

A new USDA report shows larger farms with higher household incomes have increasingly seen more in federal commodity payments as farms in the United States have consolidated. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, told agriculture journalists on Tuesday he plans to use

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RIN: Fed Investigators Subpoena Carl Ichan Company – DTN

RIN: Fed Investigators Subpoena Carl Ichan Company – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Nov 10, 2017

Though no longer an adviser to President Donald Trump, billionaire energy investor Carl Icahn may now be the subject of a federal investigation related to his involvement with the Renewable Fuel Standard. The U.S. Attorney’s office for the Southern District

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Nutrient Runoff: Progress Slow on Handling Mississippi River Dead Zone – DTN

Nutrient Runoff: Progress Slow on Handling Mississippi River Dead Zone – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Nov 8, 2017

Though the hypoxic zone in the Gulf of Mexico has continued to expand in recent years, a report by a Mississippi River basin taskforce to Congress shows basin states are making progress. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s report released this

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Biofuels: Trump and EPA Continue to Support Renewable Fuels Standard – DTN

Biofuels: Trump and EPA Continue to Support Renewable Fuels Standard – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Oct 20, 2017

With concerns about the Renewable Fuels Standard bubbling over, the president of the United States and the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reached out to Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Wednesday morning to reassure her the RFS is

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Bankruptcy – Corn Slump And Boersen’s Spiral – Not Too Big To Fail – DTN

Bankruptcy – Corn Slump And Boersen’s Spiral – Not Too Big To Fail – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Sep 1, 2017

When Zeeland, Michigan-based Boersen Farms Inc. bought the bulk of Stamp Farms LLC’s land-lease agreements and other assets in what was considered one of the largest farm bankruptcies ever in 2013, the DTN National Corn Index was at $7 a

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National Farmers Union Hires Biofuel Lobbyist to Push for Expansion – DTN

National Farmers Union Hires Biofuel Lobbyist to Push for Expansion – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Aug 25, 2017

As the agriculture economy continues to struggle, members of the National Farmers Union recently decided they wanted the national organization to initiate a stronger push for the expansion of biofuels. The NFU responded this week by hiring veteran Washington biofuels

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Perdue Hopes for Delay on Clean Water Lawsuit Against California Farmer – DTN

Perdue Hopes for Delay on Clean Water Lawsuit Against California Farmer – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Aug 9, 2017

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on Monday said that, in light of an effort to rewrite the waters of the United States rule, he’s hopeful the federal government can hold off on a lawsuit against a California wheat farmer

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Agribusiness Stocks Down – Fertilizer Companies in Worst Shape – DTN

Agribusiness Stocks Down – Fertilizer Companies in Worst Shape – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jul 27, 2017

Major agribusinesses have gone from being among the highest-returning investments for shareholders prior to 2012 to being among the lowest returners from 2012 to 2016 due to the downturn in the ag economy, according to a survey of 40 global

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Biofuel: E15 Bill Stalled in Senate Committee – DTN

Biofuel: E15 Bill Stalled in Senate Committee – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jul 25, 2017

The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works will not take up a bill that would have allowed for E15 sales year-round before the August recess, the committee decided Thursday evening. Several media outlets had reported that the committee

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EPA Sued Over Delaying Stricter Air Quality Standards

EPA Sued Over Delaying Stricter Air Quality Standards

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jul 14, 2017

A number of environmental groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week after the agency delayed the implementation of stricter national ambient air quality standards by one year. In 2015, President Barack Obama’s EPA proposed tightening the ozone standards

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