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House Lawmakers Call for Biodiesel Tax Incentive Extension

A letter from 22 lawmakers urges House leadership to immediately extend the biodiesel tax incentive. The lawmakers, led by Democrats Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut, Cheri Bustos of Illinois and Dave Loebsack of Iowa, say...

Farmers National Reports Increase in Farmland Sales

Farmers National Co. reports an increase in land sales in 2019. A spokesperson for the self-proclaimed national leading agricultural landowner services company says it is seeing an increase in the number of farmland sales...

USDA Announces Proposed Rule Updating Biotechnology Regulations

The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service released a rule proposal that’s designed to update its biotechnology regulations. The rule, titled ‘Movement of Certain Genetically Engineered Organisms,’ was put together with what the...

House Appropriations Ag Spending Bill Rejects Many Trump Proposals

The House Appropriations Committee 2020 Agriculture spending bill rejects many of the cuts proposed by President Trump. Representative Nita Lowey, a New York Democrat who chairs the full Appropriations Committee, says the bill “rejects...

Subcommittee Explores USDA Agency Relocation Proposal

A House subcommittee hearing on the relocation proposals for two Department of Agriculture agencies highlights further contention regarding the move. USDA has proposed relocating the Economic Research Service and the National Institute of Food...

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...

EPA Enacts Exemption for Farmers from Emission Reporting

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler Tuesday announced the final rule amending the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, which exempts farmers. The amendments clarify that reporting of air emissions from animal waste at...

Federal Reserve Hints at Openness to Lower Interest Rates Due to Trade War

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is open to cutting interest rates if necessary, due to trade disputes between the U.S. and others. Powell opened a Chicago Fed conference stating “we do not know how...

Farm Outlook Continues Slide in Ag Economy Barometer

The Ag Economy Barometer dropped again in May. The barometer reading of 101 was 14 points lower than a month earlier and was the lowest barometer reading since October 2016. For the second month...

Corteva Agriscience Completes Separation from DowDuPont

Corteva announced Monday the company has successfully completed its separation from DowDuPont, becoming a global “pure-play” agriculture company. American Soybean Association President Davie Stephens, along with National Corn Growers Association President Lynn Chrisp, joined...

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