Iowa’s Chuck Grassley fights for trade fairness and renewable energy.
New crop bean contracts are up slightly
Drop in exports increases U.S. xoybean carryout.
EPA rule for year-round E15 helps but also hurts ethanol.
Corn futures nearly unchanged Thursday.
Understand the conditions bringing the proverbial rainy day – or a not-so-natural disaster – and hang on.
More robotics are expected to be used on the farm, in the next 10 years. Also, more women managing farms and less protein consumed by millennials.
“The people who are formulating trade policy in this nation don’t understand agriculture,” Purdue University Extension official says.
A trade dispute with China is currently costing soybean producers about $2 a bushel, says a former USDA economist.
Some of the threats rumbling under the ag economy include continued uncertainty in international trade, the size of farm loans, rising interest rates, and the possibility of declining farmland values.