Cleveland on Cotton: Chinese Politics Loom Large

🕔Aug 23, 2019“When It Rains It Pours.” So goes the Morton salt slogan. And cotton prices seem to be pouring lower and lower each week. December declined 192 points on the week, […]

EPA Ethanol Waivers Fire Up Iowa Politicians – “They Screwed Us,” Says Grassley – DTN

🕔Aug 23, 2019Iowa’s ethanol industry and officials are pushing back on EPA’s small-refinery waivers with demands for multiple federal investigations and demanding EPA follow court rulings. Two months ago, Mike Jerke was […]

Tariff Wars: Soybeans, Pork Caught In Middle Of Latest Hike – DTN

🕔Aug 23, 2019China will again increase tariffs on U.S. agricultural products as part of an announcement Friday by China’s government to raise tariffs on $75 billion in U.S. products. Soybeans are again […]

DTN Fertilizer Trends: Prices Move Lower Across the Board

🕔Aug 22, 2019Large decreases in average retail fertilizer prices were seen the second week of August 2019, according to retailers surveyed by DTN. This marks the first time in a couple of […]

Mississippi River: Dredging Issues from Illinois to Mississippi – DTN

🕔Aug 22, 2019In my July 29 column, Flooding Turns Mississippi River Into a Sandbox, I discussed the shoaling left behind on nearly the entire Mississippi River System by the 2019 flooding. I […]

Cotton – Midsouth – First Defoliation Gearing Up – AgFax

🕔Aug 21, 2019David Bennett, Contributing Editor Owen Taylor, Editor Here is this week’s issue of AgFax Midsouth Cotton, sponsored by the Midsouth Cotton Team of AMVAC Chemical Corporation. Subscribe OVERVIEW More bolls […]

Cotton – Southwest – Rain Shortage | Stink Bugs Plentiful – AgFax

🕔Aug 21, 2019Panhandle and South Plains cotton is catching up due to high temperatures. But dry conditions are decreasing yield potential.

Major Ethanol Co. Cuts Production – DTN

🕔Aug 21, 2019One of the nation’s largest ethanol companies announced on Tuesday it will idle a 92-million-gallon plant in Cloverdale, Indiana, following EPA’s decision to grant 31 new small-refinery waivers to the […]

Gap Growing Between Irrigated, Rainfed Crop Yields

🕔Aug 20, 2019A 65-year comparative analysis between U.S. yields of irrigated and rainfed crops has sounded a message to farmers, land managers and policymakers: Mind the gap. The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Suat […]

Ethanol: Corn Growers Hit Hard by Trump Turnabout – DTN

🕔Aug 19, 2019Has President Donald Trump turned a 180 on his publicly stated support for ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard?  It’s a question ethanol and agriculture industry officials are asking after […]

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