Ethanol Group Argues EPA Failed to Reallocate Gallons Lost to 2019 RFS Waivers – DTN Sep 29, 2020

🕔Sep 29, 2020
EPA failed to reallocate biofuel gallons lost to small-refinery exemptions in the 2019 Renewable Fuel Standard volumes, an attorney for Growth Energy argued in an ongoing lawsuit before a federal […]

AgFax Weekend: Dicamba’s Status As EPA Scrambles? It’s Complicated. Sep 25, 2020

🕔Sep 25, 2020
In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Dicamba’s Status As EPA Scrambles? It’s Complicated – and more.

The Future of Chlorpyrifos (aka Lorsban) Continues To Dangle – DTN Sep 25, 2020

🕔Sep 25, 2020
EPA on Tuesday released its draft risk assessment of the insecticide chlorpyrifos, finding dietary risks in adults and children, as well as to professional handlers of the chemical. The agency’s […]

Dicamba’s Status As EPA Scrambles? It’s Complicated – DTN Sep 25, 2020

🕔Sep 25, 2020
As the fall seed-buying season advances, EPA is facing a major time crunch on its dicamba herbicide decisions. The agency had originally vowed to have a re-registration decision for four […]

Biofuels: “A Long Way to Go to Right the RFS Ship” – DTN Sep 25, 2020

🕔Sep 25, 2020
EPA’s decision last week to reject 54 so-called gap-year small-refinery exemptions to the Renewable Fuel Standard may have been a big victory for biofuels and agriculture producers. Yet, leaders of […]

A Farm Policy Dilemma: Base Acres, Planted Acres, and Ad Hoc Payments Sep 24, 2020

🕔Sep 24, 2020
Farm safety net payments that mitigate low farm income can encourage more production and thus more payments.  Since the 1996 farm bill, this fundamental farm safety net dilemma has been […]

Ag Trade: Congress Calls on USTR to Remove Rice from GSP Commodities Sep 24, 2020

🕔Sep 24, 2020
Earlier this month, House and Senate letters, signed by seven Senators and thirteen members of the Rice Caucus, were sent to Ambassador , the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), in support […]

Cotton Industry Rolls Out High-Profile Sustainability Initiative – DTN Sep 24, 2020

🕔Sep 24, 2020
A couple of separate but high-profile announcements on sustainability initiatives in agriculture are rolling out this week, focusing on ranches in the Plains states and cotton producers in the South. […]

Politics of CCC Fund Flare Up – DTN Sep 24, 2020

🕔Sep 24, 2020
Short-term funding for USDA’s Commodity Credit Corp. has become a major political fight as House Democratic leaders put forward a short-term bill to fund the federal government that doesn’t replenish […]

Federal Budget: House Resolves Fight Over Farm Payments, Passes Continuing Resolution Sep 23, 2020

🕔Sep 23, 2020
David Lerman and Jennifer Shutt reported on Tuesday night at Roll Call Online that, “The House swiftly passed a stopgap funding measure needed to avert a partial government shutdown in eight […]

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