Biofuels: A Blend of Ethanol, Politics – DTN Oct 9, 2020

🕔Oct 9, 2020
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue promoted biofuels and USDA’s investment in projects such as blender pumps during a series of events in Iowa and Minnesota on Thursday. The official […]

Iowa: Derecho Damage Adds Extra Challenges, Disappointment to Harvest – DTN Sep 29, 2020

🕔Sep 29, 2020
The Ihle family have been playing an unnerving game of hide-and-seek this harvest. Tin, wood 2x4s with nails, mailboxes, a traffic cone and what seemed like half the town of […]

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 […]

Biofuels: EPA Denies All Gap-Year RFS Waivers – DTN Sep 17, 2020

🕔Sep 17, 2020
The Trump administration made it official on Monday, announcing in an EPA news release that the agency will deny all pending gap-year small-refinery exemptions to the Renewable Fuel Standard for […]

Some Ag Aid Relief in Iowa – DTN Sep 4, 2020

🕔Sep 4, 2020
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue used the trip to Iowa to declare 18 counties in the state as disaster areas for agriculture, allowing farmers hit by the derecho on Aug. 10 […]

Trump Approves Iowa Disaster Request – DTN Aug 19, 2020

🕔Aug 19, 2020
President Donald Trump approved Iowa’s request for an expedited request for a disaster declaration, following last week’s devastating derecho that inflicted damage to crops, grain storage and other agriculture infrastructure. […]

Livestock: Hog Industry Faces Financial Disaster – DTN Jul 21, 2020

🕔Jul 21, 2020
Hog producers currently are holding on to about 1.1 million animals that should have been slaughtered already. The number could grow to about 1.6 million by the end of August […]

Ag Groups Call for More CFAP Aid – DTN Jun 5, 2020

🕔Jun 5, 2020
Farm groups and various officials continue to press USDA to broaden the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) as they highlight agricultural products left out of the program. USDA announced on […]

Ag Trade: Senate Passes USMCA – DTN Jan 17, 2020

🕔Jan 17, 2020
The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted 89-10 for final passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), sending the trade agreement to President Donald Trump to sign into law. Much as […]

Biofuels: Republicans Push EPA on RFS – DTN Nov 11, 2019

🕔Nov 11, 2019
Seven Midwest senators and Iowa’s governor, all Republicans, are pushing back on EPA’s supplemental plan for the Renewable Fuel Standard, stating in comments that EPA’s latest plan continues to kowtow […]

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