Defending ethanol ?a never-ending struggle'

The latest attempt in Congress to weaken the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) leaves Jerry Mohr shaking his head. Like many corn growers, Mohr—a farmer from Eldridge, Iowa and president of the Iowa Corn Growers Association—is frustrated by the introduction of a Senate bill called the Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act. “It’s obviously introduced by people... Read more »

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Reaction to the sign-up extension

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced a one-time extension of the deadline to update base acres or yield history for the ARC and PLC programs. Vilsack made the announcement today at Commodity Classic in Phoenix. Farmers now have until March 31st to update yields and reallocate base acres. The original deadline was today. Kenneth Hartman,... Read more »

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Midday cash livestock markets

Cattle country remains fairly quiet on Friday with just a few bids in the North from 250.00 to 252.00. We should see packer inquiry start to improve over the next several hours Asking prices are around 162.00 in the South and 260.00 in the North. Boxed beef cutout values are higher in the morning report,... Read more »

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First sign-up deadline extended

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced a one-time extension of the deadline to update base acres or yield history for the ARC and PLC programs. Farmers now have until March 31st to update yields and reallocate base acres. The original deadline was today (Friday). The deadline for choosing between ARC and PLC remains March 31st.... Read more »

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Winfield talks to growers at Commodity Classic

Winfield Solutions agronomist Erin Taylor is talking with growers about plant nutrition and planning at the 2015 Commodity Classic. “Its all about making sure that we’re really focusing on maximizing those yields and helping those growers grow the crop that they want to have,” Taylor says. When you are looking for variety Taylor says that... Read more »

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Cover crops offer many benefits

Cover crops are a great way to address erosion and water quality issues. But according to Tracy Blackmer, director of research with Cover Crop Solutions, there are at least 20 different benefits that a farmer can derive from planting cover crops.  One of the most important, he says, is the nutrient credits that cover crops... Read more »

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CNH Nebraska plant announces layoffs

CNH Industrial, maker of Case IH and New Holland farm equipment, says it will lay off 136 full-time workers at its Grand Island, Nebraska manufacturing plant. The company says the layoffs are in response “to market conditions”. According to the Grand Island Independent, the indefinite layoffs are expected to begin in May and be completed... Read more »

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Reducing global food waste could save $300 billion per year

Reducing food waste by 20 to 50 percent could save between $120 billion and $300 billion per year.  A new report, done jointly by a couple of global entities suggests that a third of all food produced in the world ends up as waste.  What’s thrown in the trash is currently worth more than $400... Read more »

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Fonterra will increase GDT offerings

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra says it will hold the farmer pay price for milk at $4.70 (NZ) per kilogram of milk solids for the remainder of the 2014-15 season. Some had expected the co-op to raise the prices a little in response to higher global commodity prices.  Whole milk powder has increased 45 percent... Read more »

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Administration officials push for more exports

The Obama Administration says U.S. exports can pave the way for middle class economic prosperity.  To promote further exports, the administration plans more reverse trade shows to match rural businesses with foreign buyers, says Tom Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. “The Commerce Department is going to set up a national rural innovation team which is... Read more »

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