Saturday, February 22, 2020

National News

Record trade for April 2011

Today, Minneapolis Grain Exchange announced record volumes for April 2011. With 174,280 contracts traded in the month, April was a top 15 month for total volume in the Exchange's 130 year history.  April 28...

Planting progress behind

Wet weather has caused fieldwork to come to a standstill in the top corn-producing states east of the Mississippi River last week, pushing overall plantings below the average pace. USDA put corn plantings at 13...

May is Beef Month

May is Beef Month. It is also the month that the South Dakota Beef Industry Council (SDBIC) is launching two new communication initiatives to reach the state’s beef producers and consumers. Checkoff Café, a quarterly...

Baucus introduces plan to promote clean energy, reduce oil industry tax breaks

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) has released a proposal to end some tax breaks for the oil and gas industry, and invest in clean domestic energy sources. Baucus said the proposal would...

Corn Refiners respond to lawsuit

The sugar industry has filed a lawsuit against several corn processors and their lobbying group for their effort to rebrand high-fructose corn syrup as “corn sugar”. In an attempt to end the campaign that markets...

Disaster Assistance Available for Producers

USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting Administrator Val Dolcini today reminded crop and livestock producers throughout states that have recently experienced severe damage from flooding, wildfires and tornados that FSA programs may be available...

US soybean farmers can enter the 2012 Conservation Legacy Awards program

The Conservation Legacy Awards program, sponsored by the American Soybean Association (ASA), BASF, Monsanto, the United Soybean Board and the Corn & Soybean Digest magazine, is looking for those soybean farmers who should be...

NCGA concerned about EPA’s newly announced guidelines

Along with many other agriculture organizations, the National Corn Growers Association is concerned about the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s newly announced Clean Water Act guidelines, which determine the...

House in recess, some progress made on FTAs

While the House is in recess, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is encouraging people to contact their legislators to remind them of the importance of the pending free trade agreements with South Korea,...

Senator Hoeven returns from Asia

Senator John Hoeven on Tuesday briefed media on his recent trip to Asia with U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to promote trade and review U.S.-Asian Security issues. The Congressional delegation on Saturday completed...

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