Saturday, July 4, 2020

Farm News

Dicamba Makers Assessing Next Steps Following Court Ruling

Makers of dicamba herbicides are assessing what’s next following a court ruling vacating registration of the products. A U.S. appeals court ruling this week...

NCGA endorses the Growing Climate Solutions Act

The legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Mike Braun, R-Ind., Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., Lindsay Graham, R-S.C., and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I, addresses the potential for agriculture...

African Swine Fever Even Greater in 2020

Experts are saying that the African Swine Fever outbreak that continued last year could have an even bigger impact in 2020. The Guardian says...

Ethanol Production Slowly Rebounds

Energy Information Administration data recently analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association shows a rise in ethanol production for the week ending May 22. Production...

USDA Lowers Ag Export Outlook

The Department of Agriculture last week lowered its export forecast for fiscal year 2020. USDA’s Economic Research Service says the COVID-19 outbreak has created...

China Halts Purchases of Some U.S. Ag

China is halting imports of some U.S. agricultural products through state-run agricultural companies. The move comes as a response to tensions between the U.S....

Parkview receives “farm to school” grant

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Fort Wayne-based Parkview Health has received a $34,000 federal grant to start a "Farm to School" program with area school...

Purdue Makes Short List for USDA Move

USDA is eying Purdue University, the Kansas City metro and Research Triangle Park to relocate two department agencies. USDA announced the three finalists Friday...

Grain Exports Worth Billion$ Beyond the Farm

A new study shows access to international export markets for U.S. grains supported nearly $38 billion in business sales in the U.S. economy during...

E15 Goes 6-Billion Miles

Growth Energy Monday announced that consumers have surpassed eight billion miles on E15, a fuel blended with 15 percent renewable biofuel that is approved...

Pork Producers Call for Japan Trade Deal

The National Pork Producers Council is urging the Trump administration to “expeditiously complete and deliver” a trade deal with Japan. The announcement follows reports...

1.1 Million Farmland Acres Flooded

More than one million acres of farmland are reported to be damaged from historic flooding so far this year. Satellite data analyzed for Reuters...

Flood Losses Include Fields, Facilities and Stored Grains

Flood losses along the Missouri River include farm ground and farm facilities, along with stored grains and livestock. The flooding came quick for many,...

Unchanged Interest Rates in 2019 Better for Ag

With the Federal Reserve hinting at leaving interest rates unchanged in 2019, the farm economy has one less chance for deterioration. Low-interest rates have...

EPA Partial Biofuel Waivers for 2018

The Environmental Protection Agency is poised to issue partial waivers to some of the 39 refiners asking for a reprieve from the Renewable Fuel...

Trade is Key to Long Term Farm Outlook

A long-term outlook from the Department of Agriculture predicts trade will continue to dictate the agriculture sector over the next ten years. Specifically, the...

USDA Assisting Producers in Flooded Areas

The Department of Agriculture is offering assistance to farmers and ranchers affected by the devastation caused by historic flooding in the Midwest. Agriculture Secretary...

Dairy Producers Eligible for 2018 MPP

Dairy producers who participated in the Livestock Gross Margin for Dairy Cattle Program now can participate in the Margin Protection Program for Dairy for...

China Buys Corn & Sorghum as Trade Talks Continue

The Department of Agriculture reports China last week made another 2.6-million-bushel purchase of U.S. sorghum, to the delight of the National Sorghum Producers. China...

Pesticide Registration Improvement Act Now Law

President Donald Trump signed the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act into law. Senate Ag Committee Chair Pat Roberts and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow say the...

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