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Growth Energy Intervenes in E15 Court Challenge

Growth Energy Wednesday filed a motion in a U.S. federal appeals court to intervene in a challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency’s rule allowing year-round E15 sales. The final rule is being challenged by...

American Drivers Reach 10 Billion Miles Driven on E15

As President Trump visited an Iowa ethanol plant Tuesday, Growth Energy announced U.S. drivers have reached 10 billion miles driven on E15. The announcement follows the Environmental Protection Agency’s recent notice to allow for...

NACD Encourages Producers to Implement Conservation Practices Amid Extreme Weather

The National Association of Conservation Districts is urging farmers to explore transitioning to conservation practices, including no-till and cover crops, to prevent further soil erosion in the face of extreme weather. The U.S. is...

Corn Production Forecast Lower Amid Wet Spring, Prevent Plant

Farmers are making progress on planting, but the wet spring means lower production. Department of Agriculture Crop Progress numbers show roughly 15.8 million acres of corn and 33.6 million acres of soybeans remains to...

World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates

OILSEEDS: This month’s U.S. soybean supply and use projections for 2019/20 include higher beginning and ending stocks. Beginning stocks are raised reflecting a 75-million bushel reduction in projected exports for 2018/19 based on lower-than-expected shipments...

Ag Retailers Association Raise Disaster Relief Concerns

The Ag Retailers Association is expressing concerns regarding the potential lack of planting, and its impact on retailers. The supplemental disaster relief passed by Congress may have “unintended consequences” in harming retailers, the association...

National Chicken Council: E15 to Increase Corn Price and Supply Volatility

The National Chicken Council says the recent rule to allow for year-round E15 brings the “potential for price and supply volatility in the corn market.” Council President Mike Brown told meat industry publication Meatingplace...

Planting Progress Remains Slow

The weekly Crop Progress report shows little progress in planting the nation's corn and soybean crops as unrelenting rains continue to inundate much of the corn belt. Corn plantings across the nation increased to...

Bloomberg: EPA Ready Scrap Rin Market Reform

The Environmental Protection Agency is reportedly ready to scrap RIN market reforms as it readies a rule to allow year-round E15 sales. Bloomberg News reports the shift comes as the agency races to meet...

Late Planting with Grain Sorghum Could Provide Farmers Opportunity

As farmers seek a solution to the prolonged wet spring and lack of planting, National Sorghum Producers and the Sorghum Checkoff are reminding producers grain sorghum is an option that can provide opportunity to...

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