Ethanol: Issues Over EPA Small-Refinery Exemption Requests Persist Jul 6, 2020

🕔Jul 6, 2020
Rachel Frazin reported recently at The Hill Online that, “The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will not take up Douglas Benevento’s nomination for the No. 2 position at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) […]

Agriculture’s Role In U.S. House Climate Change Plan – DTN Jul 5, 2020

🕔Jul 5, 2020
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives released a plan on Tuesday to address climate change through extensive investment in renewable energy that also includes ways agriculture and rural America […]

AgFax Weekend: U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement in Effect Jul 2, 2020

🕔Jul 2, 2020
In this week’s AgFax Weekend – U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement in Effect | Flexibilities for Filing or Failed, Prevented Planted Acres | and more.

Retiring Farmland To Boost Markets…An Idea Past Its Prime? Jul 2, 2020

🕔Jul 2, 2020
The return of low prices and the impacts of trade conflict and the coronavirus pandemic have driven increased interest in land retirement or set aside policies and prompted this series, […]

Senate Ag Committee Advances U.S. Grain Standards Act Extension – DTN Jul 1, 2020

🕔Jul 1, 2020
The Senate Agriculture Committee on June 24 advanced a bill, via a voice vote, reauthorizing the U.S. Grain Standards Reauthorization Act (USGSRA) for another five years. The bill was widely […]

Ag Trade: China’s Restrictions on Food Imports Meet Resistance from Exporters Jun 29, 2020

🕔Jun 29, 2020
Last week, Bloomberg’s Mike Dorning reported that, “U.S. health and agricultural authorities issued thinly veiled criticism of new demands from China for food-exporting companies to sign documents stating that they comply with safety standards to prevent transmission […]

Would Set-Aside Programs Boost Commodity Prices? (First In A Series) Jun 29, 2020

🕔Jun 29, 2020
Low prices, trade conflict and a global pandemic are producing a potential perfect storm of problems for the farm economy that a flood of federal payments is unlikely to address.  […]

AgFax Weekend: Coronavirus – More Dangerous in Rural Areas? Jun 26, 2020

🕔Jun 26, 2020
In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Coronavirus – More Dangerous in Rural Areas? | Soybean Harvest Price Expectations | and more.

Senate Ag Committee Hearing: Monetizing Voluntary Conservation Practices Jun 25, 2020

🕔Jun 25, 2020
On Wednesday, the Senate Agriculture Committee held a Legislative Hearing to Review S. 3894, The Growing Climate Solutions Act of 2020. In his opening remarks, Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R., Kans.) stated that, “S. 3894 would assist […]

Ag Trade: China to Accelerate U.S. Purchases; Foreign Concerns Over Farm Assistance Jun 22, 2020

🕔Jun 22, 2020
Bloomberg News reported on Friday that, “China plans to accelerate purchases of American farm goods to comply with the phase one trade deal with the U.S. following talks in Hawaii this week. “The world’s […]

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