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Chinese Consumer Pork Prices Surge

The National Bureau of Statistics of China Wednesday reported that pork prices in the nation have increased 69.3 percent, compared to last year. China released its September Consumer Prices report, which details food prices,...

Corn Growers’ Search for Solutions to Aflatoxin Continues

NCGA continues to move forward with its long-term initiative to manage and ultimately solve aflatoxin issues for farmers with the announcement of a new round of research grants. The Aflatoxin Mitigation Center of Excellence Research...

Seed Price Transparency; Same Product, Different Price

Seed costs sizes up to the top in yearly input costs. The Farmers Business Network (FBN) recently came out with the 2019 U.S. Seed Transparency Report. The goal of the report was to show...

China Wants More Phase One Talks

Optimism over a trade breakthrough with China is fading as China wants more talks this month to work out the details of the “phase one” agreement. Bloomberg News reports China may send another trade...

Manufacturing Groups, Businesses, Ask Congress to Pass USMCA

A group of business organizations wants Congress to ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Led by the National Association of Manufacturers, the group of more than 350 associations and businesses sent a letter to Congress urging...

Illinois Ag Department Announces New Dicamba Restrictions

The Illinois Department of Agriculture recently announced additional label restrictions for the 2020 growing season for dicamba. Agriculture Director John Sullivan announced the rules due to a dramatic rise in the number of off-target...

RFA Statement on EPA Supplemental Proposal for 2020 RVO

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today issued a supplemental proposal regarding the 2020 Renewable Volume Obligation, seeking to ensure that the conventional renewable fuel standard is not eroded by small refinery exemptions. The following...

NBB Says Supplemental RFS Proposal Not What Was Promised

Today, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) said it is skeptical the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed supplemental rule will ensure that 2020 and future biomass-based diesel volume obligations are fully met. The supplemental notice contains...

Growth Energy Announces New Chairman of the Board

Following a year of milestones for the biofuels industry, Growth Energy, the nation's largest ethanol trade association, announced the election of Dan Sanders as the association's new chairman of the board of directors. Sanders is...

Trump: China Ag Purchases Already Underway

President Donald Trump says China will immediately start buying U.S. agricultural products. Via Twitter over the weekend, Trump says China will start buying “very large quantities” of U.S. farm products, adding, “they have already...

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