RFS: Co-Op Threatened with Closure Without Small Refinery Exemption – DTN Mar 2, 2021

🕔Mar 2, 2021
Its very business would be threatened if it is unable to receive exemptions from the Renewable Fuel Standard, a farmer-owned cooperative told the Supreme Court in a brief filed on […]

USDA Announces March 2021 Lending Rates Mar 1, 2021

🕔Mar 1, 2021
The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced loan interest rates for March 2021, which are effective March 1. Operating and Ownership Loans The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers farm […]

Corn, Soybeans: Crop Insurance Guarantees Highest in Years – DTN Mar 1, 2021

🕔Mar 1, 2021
Spring crop insurance guarantees for corn and soybeans will be $4.58 and $11.87 per bushel, respectively, increases of $0.70 and $2.70 from last year. For corn, it’s the highest spring […]

U.S. Trade Rep Hearing – Trade Barriers, Opportunities Discussed – DTN Mar 1, 2021

🕔Mar 1, 2021
Agricultural trade barriers were frequent areas of discussion with senators asking Katherine Tai on Thursday how the Biden administration would expand trade markets if Tai is confirmed as U.S. trade […]

Vilsack Lays Out Early Agenda – DTN Feb 26, 2021

🕔Feb 26, 2021
USDA needs to ensure its coronavirus aid to farmers is equitable as the Biden administration is using the department in several ways to focus on President Joe Biden’s goal to […]

Senate Confirmation Hearing for USTR Nominee, China Issues in Focus Feb 26, 2021

🕔Feb 26, 2021
On Thursday, the Senate Finance Committee held a confirmation hearing for U.S. Trade Representative nominee Katherine C. Tai. In her opening statement, Ms. Tai indicated that, “I previously served as America’s chief enforcer against […]

Vilsack Already Facing Calls on CFAP Aid – DTN Feb 26, 2021

🕔Feb 26, 2021
As Tom Vilsack was sworn in Wednesday afternoon as Agriculture secretary, he already faces a request from his home-state congressional delegation asking to expand COVID-19 relief aid to include custom […]

Ag Groups Call for Paycheck Protection Program Changes – DTN Feb 26, 2021

🕔Feb 26, 2021
 A coalition of 35 agriculture groups is urging Congress to work with the Small Business Administration (SBA) to ensure farm partnerships and limited liability corporations have the same access to […]

Vilsack Overwhelmingly Approved by Senate – DTN Feb 24, 2021

🕔Feb 24, 2021
Tom Vilsack received a strong vote of confidence in the U.S. Senate from Republicans as President Joe Biden’s pick for agriculture secretary was confirmed with a 92-7 vote on Tuesday. […]

Biofuels: EPA Changes Course on RFS Exemptions – DTN Feb 24, 2021

🕔Feb 24, 2021
The EPA is changing course on small-refinery exemptions to the Renewable Fuel Standard, announcing Monday it agrees with a court of appeals decision last year that the agency had mismanaged […]

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