2020 House Election Forecast – DTN Nov 15, 2019

🕔Nov 15, 2019One year from the 2020 general election, more than half of the Democrats on the House Agriculture Committee are facing less-than-“solid” chances of retaining their seats, but the Democrats appear […]

Trade Aid: Democrats Charge USDA of “Picking Winners and Losers” – DTN Nov 15, 2019

🕔Nov 15, 2019A group of Senate Democrats released a report Tuesday on the Trump administration’s agricultural trade aid program, charging USDA “is picking winners and losers in their attempt to aid farmers […]

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

🕔Nov 11, 2019Seven 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 […]

House Ag Committee Approves Commodity Futures Trading Commission Bill – DTN Nov 1, 2019

🕔Nov 1, 2019After the House Agriculture Committee on Wednesday approved a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, House Agriculture Chairman Collin Peterson, D-Minn., said the bill “sends a strong […]

Biofuels: Small-Refinery Exemptions Discussed at House Committee Hearing Oct 30, 2019

🕔Oct 30, 2019Reuters writer Richard Valdmanis reported this week that, “The U.S. oil and corn industries continued a long-running public battle over America’s biofuels policy on Tuesday during a Congressional hearing about […]

Biofuel Waiting Game Drags On, No Waiver Remedy So Far – DTN Sep 24, 2019

🕔Sep 24, 2019The waiting continues for the biofuels industry after meetings on the Renewable Fuels Standard continued last week at the White House, but no new details have emerged. Steve Censky, deputy […]

Biofuels: Farmers Anxious About Tentative Blending Rules Agreement Sep 24, 2019

🕔Sep 24, 2019Bloomberg writers Jennifer A Dlouhy, Jennifer Jacobs, and Josh Wingrove reported last week that, “Global disputes over trade and nuclear weapons have consumed plenty of President Donald Trump’s time and attention […]

Livestock: New Rule to End Limits on Swine Inspection Line Speeds – DTN Sep 19, 2019

🕔Sep 19, 2019The Agriculture Department’s Food Safety and Inspection Service on Tuesday published a rule in the Federal Register that ends government limits on the speeds that swine go through inspection lines. […]

Biofuel Reallocation Possible – Don’t Celebrate Just Yet – DTN Sep 18, 2019

🕔Sep 18, 2019Recent media reports outlining a possible agreement on the Renewable Fuel Standard may sound promising for the biofuels industry and agriculture, but Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, told agriculture journalists on […]

Trade Aid: Politics Over MFP Funds? – DTN Sep 18, 2019

🕔Sep 18, 2019Top Democrats on the House Agriculture Committee are pushing back on plans by other House Democrats to potentially block or delay more Market Facilitation Program payments to farmers. The Commodity […]

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