E15 Rule Expected in February
The EPA's fall agenda released on Wednesday outlines the timetables on several key ag-related regulations.
US Wants Aggressive Trade Talks
Coming off the completion of the new North American free-trade deal -- the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement -- the U.S. Trade Representative's office announced new talks on three possible trade negotiations.
Global Food Gap Growing
The 2018 Global Agricultural Productivity (GAP) Index, put together by the Global Harvest Initiative, continues to highlight that food production is not growing fast enough to sustainably feed the world in 2050. The problem is worse in low-income countries where production growth is falling way behind demand.
Why Beans Break
Both genetics and environment contribute to shattering, but excessive rainfall and a delayed harvest were the primary culprits this year.
Organic Acreage Trends
Organic field crop acreage increased 2% from last year to 6.5 million acres. Farmers planted 7% more soybeans and 2% more corn than in 2017. At the same time, non-GMO acreage fell 5%.
Rising Corn Prices Hurt Ethanol Profits
Ethanol profit margins at DTN's hypothetical plant suffers losses from an active corn market.
WOTUS Merits Argued in Georgia Court
The American Farm Bureau and National Wildlife Federation make arguments on the 2015 waters of the United States rule.
Wheat Grazing Considerations
Plentiful moisture in the Southern Plains so far this fall has improved the prospects for winter wheat grazing. However, there are a few things producers should consider before turning their cattle loose on wheat fields.
Cash Market Moves
Late last week, many farmers ventured out to their rain-soaked fields to check the condition of their crops. Many found ruined soybean plants and sprouting corn. Others couldn't tell, because their crops were covered in snow.

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