Wednesday, August 12, 2020

National News

Bastings says USDA numbers may need an asterisk

This morning’s spring wheat production forecast from USDA came in fairly close to expectations, while the government’s durum number was below the average trade guess. The Agriculture Department is forecasting this year’s U.S. spring wheat...

Grower teams meet in Washington, focus on action for growers

Action teams and committees of corn growers began meetings in Washington yesterday talk about farm-related issues in anticipation of Corn Congress and visits to Capitol Hill scheduled for later this week. "Action teams play a...

New analysis continues to disprove food v. fuel rumor

There is no statistical evidence to support the argument that growth in ethanol production is driving consumer food prices higher, according to a comprehensive study released yesterday by Informa Economics. Rather, the report concludes...

Soy-based products win green ribbons at fairs

This summer, U.S. soybean farmers will show some of their products at 11 state, county and regional fairs. The soybean checkoff’s Green Ribbon Fairs program will introduce millions of fair attendees – from both...

Rabobank says land value rates not at risk, but decrease in value possible

Land and values in the U.S. have been steadily rising for the past decade – and some are questioning whether the high values are sustainable. Rabobanks’s Food and Agribusiness Research and Advisory group has released...

Soybean Checkoff charts new course for the U.S. soy industry

Like soybean farmers who carefully map out their planting, spraying and harvesting plans in advance, the farmer-leaders of the soybean checkoff mapped the future of the U.S. soy industry. United Soybean Board (USB) farmer-leaders recently...

Historic agreement hatched to set national standard for nation’s egg industry

The Humane Society of the United States and the United Egg Producers announce an unprecedented agreement to work together toward the enactment of comprehensive new federal legislation for all 280 million hens involved in U.S....

ACE, NCGA, RFA praise ethanol legislation

Bipartisan negotiations behind the scenes have resulted in a legislative compromise in the Senate that reforms the existing Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit (VEETC) or the “blenders’ credit.”  The compromise would end a 45...

Senate Finance panel talks trade

The Senate Finance Committee finally kicked off action on three long-stalled trade deals today – after a false start last week. Finance Chair Max Baucus of Montana told his colleagues that competitors are gaining ground...

NCGA questions witness list in House Hearing on E15

If you were a Congressional subcommittee and you were going to hold a hearing "Examining the Science Behind E15," whom would you invite to testify? Would you invite some of the...

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