Moving Grain: Weekly Barge Shipments Decrease

🕔Jul 19, 2018Weekly Barge Grain Shipments Decrease Due to the high water conditions and lock and dam repairs, grain barge shipments experienced a notable drop in tonnages for the week ending July […]

Hurricanes, Wildfires, 2017: Nearly $2Bln Available for Eligible Farmers

🕔Jul 17, 2018Agricultural producers affected by hurricanes and wildfires in 2017 can apply for assistance to help recover and rebuild their farming operations. Signup begins July 16, 2018, and continue through November […]

Ag Economy: Price Turmoil; ERS Looks at Ag’s Financial Health

🕔Jul 5, 2018Financial Times writer Gregory Meyer reported on Monday that, “US soyabean futures have tumbled to the lowest price in nine years as the market succumbs to healthy growing conditions and fears over imminent tariffs from China.”   Amid this […]

Farm Policy: As Prices Flounder, Perdue Reiterates Promise to Stand with Farmers

🕔Jun 28, 2018News articles over the past several days have highlighted heightened U.S. trade policy risks and recent declines in the price of corn and soybeans. Farm state Senators expressed their concern regarding […]

Biofuel Losses to EPA Waivers: “Gut Punch to Midwest farmers…” – DTN

🕔Jun 28, 2018The amount of biofuels gallons lost to small refinery waivers was worse than many had estimated. The EPA granted waivers to the Renewable Fuel Standard in 2016 and 2017, totaling […]

USA Rice Takes Aim at Market Pretenders

🕔May 11, 2018The rice pretender war is heating up this spring as USA Rice is registering formal complaints and offering recommended fixes to purveyors of what the trade group terms “rice pretenders.” […]

Biofuel: Trump Approves E15 Year-Round and Wants EPA Waivers Fix – DTN

🕔May 9, 2018The White House is ready to allow year-round E15 fuel sales and plans to reallocate ethanol gallons lost as a result of small refinery waivers granted by EPA in recent […]

Ag Trade: Will NAFTA Renegotiation Finish This Month?

🕔May 2, 2018Politico’s Morning Trade reported on Monday that, “After four straight days of ministerial-level talks in Washington last week, [U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer] and his two counterparts, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland and Mexican […]

Plant Breeding: Gene Editing Skips GMO Regulatory Hurdles – DTN

🕔Apr 30, 2018A mushroom that doesn’t brown. White flour with as much fiber as whole-wheat flour. Corn that can fend off northern corn leaf blight. Soybeans that can tolerate salty soils and […]

Farm Policy: Does Ag. Sec. Perdue Need a Megaphone? – DTN

🕔Apr 27, 2018Republican and Democratic senators praised Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Tuesday for his advocacy on agriculture within the Trump administration, but urged him to be a stronger voice. In an […]

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