WOTUS 60-Day Public Comment Begins
Fri. Feb 15, 2019 1:28 PM
The EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers published the proposed waters of the United States rule this week.
USDA to EPA: What About Plan B on E15?
Fri. Feb 15, 2019 1:25 PM
With time running out for the EPA to complete a rule to allow year-round E15 sales, it may be possible to allow sales anyway.
The Market's Fine Print
Fri. Feb 15, 2019 1:22 PM
After emerging from the economic recession of the last decade, the U.S. beef herd has been in expansion gear since 2014. Black-cow genetics make up a large part of that herd.
Mato Grosso's Bumpy Ride
Thu. Feb 14, 2019 3:25 PM
Mato Grosso has some farming advantages with its vast acreage, but the ability to get grain to port, either on the Amazon or direct to ocean port, is a seven-day haul for semi-trucks hauling the state's bounty of agricultural commodities. The government is promising to improve the infrastructure for commodities going to export.
Analyst: Worst is Behind Ethanol
Thu. Feb 14, 2019 3:20 PM
As ethanol margins continue to struggle, an industry analyst told a National Ethanol Conference audience the worst is behind it.
Thu. Feb 14, 2019 3:17 PM
In recent years, there have been reliable opportunities to lock in futures spreads and earn "carry" for storing grain six months past harvest. The upward trend of flat prices from harvest to springtime is less reliable.
Worrying About Weeds
Wed. Feb 13, 2019 2:37 PM
Weeds are an old problem. But weed scientists will need new, transformational technology to keep them at bay in modern agriculture.
Mato Grosso Cotton Planting Up
Wed. Feb 13, 2019 2:34 PM
Cotton planting has increased for Mato Grosso's safrinha crop as major growers such as Amaggi invest more in cotton infrastructure. At the same time, the U.S. is expected to plant 14.5 million acres of cotton, a 2.9% increase from last year.
Wed. Feb 13, 2019 2:29 PM
Once again, USDA gave us another reason not to take estimates of world grain stocks too seriously.