Saturday, February 22, 2020

Crops

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...

U.S. Soy Works to Develop Markets World Wide

The soybean market has had a roller coaster ride of a year. July 5th marked the 1 year anniversary, tariffs were enacted on between two of the largest economies in the world. The U.S....

Oil Industry Ad Campaign Calls Ethanol Mandates Job Killers

An oil industry group has launched an anti-ethanol advertising campaign, calling ethanol mandates "job killers." American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers launched the campaign asking President Trump to "keep his promise to protect U.S. refiners...

Late Soybean Planting Causes Concern of Pests and Disease

After a year of plant or high water, farmers are still struggling with the repercussions of late planting outcomes. One thing farmers who planted late should expect is an increase in diseases and insect...

NBB Launches New Ad: EPA’s RFS Waivers Harm Biodiesel Producers, Farmers

The National Biodiesel Board Monday launched an ad campaign highlighting the economic damage to biodiesel and renewable diesel producers from the Environmental Protection Agency's small refinery exemptions. The ads are currently scheduled to run...

Winter Wheat Harvest Reports Up and Down

A DTN report says any winter wheat that survived the growing season is likely looking pretty good come harvest time. However, field survival between planting and harvesting could be a little “iffy.” A delayed...

Corn Pollination Will Occur Very Late, May Lead to Additional Stress

As farmers well know, pollination is the most critical phase of corn development for determining potential corn yields. Corn pollination has already begun to occur in the Delta and Southeast Regions, while it will...

Prevented Planting Could Reach Over 10 Million Acres

The total number of unplanted acres this year could eventually top 10 million. The Hagstrom Report quotes USDA Undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey as saying the final number could be the...

USDA Adds Flexibility for Cover Crop Management in Crop Year 2020

The 2018 Farm Bill mandated changes to the treatment of cover crops for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs, which add more flexibility to when cover crops must be terminated while remaining eligible for...

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