Wednesday, September 23, 2020

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U.S. Ethanol Plants Expected to Cut Output

In the coming weeks ahead, U.S. ethanol plants will sharply cut down on their output. Reuters says it’s due to a steep rise in Midwest corn prices and the U.S-China trade dispute, which have...

EPA Not Banning Chlorpyrifos

The Environment Protection Agency last week announced it would not ban chlorpyrifos, although court battles likely are ahead to fight the action. EPA denied objections to the agency's 2017 order denying a 2007 petition...

China Purchases U.S. Sorghum

China recently made its biggest purchase of U.S. sorghum since April. While the purchase perhaps is not the large buys President Trump touted following a meeting with China, buyers purchased 51,000 metric tons of...

USB Approves 169 Checkoff-Funded Projects for 2020

The United Soybean Board last week approved funding for 169 checkoff-funded projects for fiscal-year 2020. The projects are part of USB’s promotion, marketing and research programs that are strategically aligned to increase the value...

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...

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