General Agricultural News
Apr 26, 2017
Last week's higher close in soybean oil may be an early sign of bullish change.
Continued rain in Iowa and northeast Oklahoma last week kept View From the Cab farmer Zack Rendel of Miami, Oklahoma, from starting his soybean planting and prevented Brent and Lisa Judisch of Cedar Falls, Iowa, from finishing planting the last 25% of their corn.
The new head of USDA will meet with a group of farmers to discuss the course of agriculture in this country.
Apr 25, 2017
Agricultural scientists were among the thousands who marched on the Capitol on April 22 in support of science.
USDA said that spring wheat planting in the six key states as of April 16 was at 13%, which is behind the five-year average of 21%. South Dakota is the only state of the six listed that is ahead of average.
The Renewable Fuels Association asked U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to keep corn ethanol on target in the upcoming Renewable Fuel Standard volumes.
Apr 24, 2017
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt spoke Friday evening at an Earth Day Texas event. Despite disruption from a few protestors, Pruitt talked about the need for EPA to work on both air quality and water quality, as well as the need for water infrastructure improvements.
Dedication to weed control and establishing out-of-state markets help contribute to the success of long-time organic producer Charlie Johnson and his family.
The USDA is weighing proposals to release genetically modified diamondback moths in New York and a GM virus to fight citrus greening in Florida, while the EU tackles mycotoxins.