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Plant-Based Foods Association Reports Industry Growth

Data from the Plant-Based Foods Association shows sales of plant-based foods in the U.S. have grown 11 percent in the past year. The report announced last week says the plant-based market is worth $4.5...

Corn Farmers Urge Trump to Uphold RFS

The National Corn Growers Association voted as an organization to urge President Trump to uphold his commitment to America's farmers and the Renewable Fuel Standard. A resolution passed Wednesday during the annual Corn Congress...

Private Analysis Projects Corn Acres at 79.6 Million

A private analysis of farmland predicts U.S. planted acres of corn totals 79.6 million acres this year, 89 percent of the historical norm. AgMarket.net also projects the national average yield could reach 156 bushels...

Economists Predict Highest MFP Payments Headed to the Corn Belt

An economic analysis predicts Delta region and Corn Belt farmers will receive the majority of Market Facilitation Program funds. Agricultural Economic Insights projects those regions will benefit the most simply due to soybean production....

China Economy Slowing, Planting More Soybeans

Growth of China’s economy is slowing as China remains embattled in a trade war with the United States. China's National Bureau of Statistics reported China's gross domestic product grew at 6.2 percent in the...

USDA Notes Potential Planted Acreage Change in WASDE

The Department of Agriculture noted it would resurvey planted acres as questions remain about how much planting was done during the wet spring season. The July World Agriculture Supply and Demand Report released Thursday...

United Soybean Board Project Sets Stage for Mississippi River Dredging

Funding from the United Soybean Board will support research and education regarding dredging and channel improvements on the Mississippi River near the Port of New Orleans. USB chair Keith Tapp says the research on...

USDA Extends Crop Reporting Deadline for Flood Impacted States

The Department of Agriculture Wednesday extended the deadline for farmers to report spring-seeded crops. USDA says the new deadline, July 22, applies to producers in states impacted by flooding. USDA undersecretary Bill Northey says...

US Senators Seek Change in Canada’s Grain Variety Registration System

A group of Senators is urging the Trump administration to negotiate fewer restrictions on US grain exports to Canada under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Senate Republicans Kevin Cramer and John Hoeven of North Dakota, along...

Weekly Ethanol Production

According to EIA data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association for the week ending July 5, ethanol production averaged 1.047 million barrels per day (b/d), a decrease of 33,000 b/d, or 3.1%. This is...

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