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Growth Energy Calls on DOT to Provide Critical Rail Assistance During Midwest Flooding

Today, Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor called on the U.S. Department of Transportation to help expedite rail delivery of biofuels amid historic flooding. The recent flooding has not only had devastating impacts on residents but has...

Flood Losses Include Fields, Facilities and Stored Grains

Flood losses along the Missouri River include farm ground and farm facilities, along with stored grains and livestock. The flooding came quick for many, leaving little time to evacuate farm products, animals and equipment....

EPA Likely to Grant Partial Biofuel Waivers for 2018

The Environmental Protection Agency is poised to issue partial waivers to some of the 39 refiners asking for a reprieve from the Renewable Fuel Standard. Reuters reports the EPA is set to decide on...

Unchanged Interest Rates in 2019 Better for Agriculture

With the Federal Reserve hinting at leaving interest rates unchanged in 2019, the farm economy has one less chance for deterioration. Low-interest rates have been cited as the reason the current farm economy has...

Jury Finds Roundup Caused Plaintiff’s Cancer

A second California jury found that a man likely developed cancer after being exposed to the Roundup weed killer he used in his yard. The Wall Street Journal says it’s the second case to...

Brazil Opens Up to More U.S. Wheat Imports

U.S. wheat growers are thrilled about a joint announcement from Washington and Brazil that says the South American country will establish a 750,000-ton quota for tariff-free wheat imports. A Small Grain article says U.S....

Midwest Flood Damage Total Approaching $1 Billion

The federal government may have to step in with extra resources to help states like Nebraska and Iowa recover from flood damage. Floodwaters are still receding in the wake of the “bomb cyclone” that...

Wheat Farmers Welcome New Export Opportunity from Trump Administration Agreement with Brazil

U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) welcome today’s announcement by President Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro that Brazil has agreed to implement a duty-free tariff rate quota...

Weekly Ethanol Production

Here is the weekly ethanol supply-and-demand data for the week ended 3/15/2019, provided by the Renewable Fuels Association. According to EIA data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association, ethanol production edged 1,000 b/d lower to...

USDA Announces New Resources to Raise Awareness of African Swine Fever

The Department of Agriculture is promoting resources to help prevent the spread of African swine fever. USDA notes that USDA-trained detector dogs played a major role in the seizure of roughly one million pounds...

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