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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...

Retailers Expanding E15 Purchase Points

Midwest convenience store chain Casey’s General Stores and Growth Energy Monday announced the retailer will expand E15 offerings to more than 60 new sites this summer. E15, known by consumers as Unleaded 88, is...

Growth Energy, Casey’s General Store Announce Accelerated E15 Store Openings Thanks to Approval of...

Today, Growth Energy and Casey’s General Stores announced that Casey’s will expand its E15 offering to more than 60 new sites this summer across their footprint following the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) approval of E15...

USDA Celebrates National Homeownership Month

Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley today kicked off National Homeownership Month by highlighting USDA’s ongoing role to help residents of America’s small towns and cities purchase homes in rural...

EPA Approves Year-Round E15

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a final rule that will allow consumers uninterrupted access to E15 all year long. Vital says the announcement comes just in time for the official start of the...

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