Is this a welfare program or an insurance program, asks Kansas State University economist Art Barnaby.
E15 is now sold at more than 1,300 gas stations in 29 states, including many in the East that are outside of rural areas in the Corn Belt.
Ethanol and biodiesel plant leaders gathered at the Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit had much to celebrate. The ethanol industry exported a record 1.3 billion gallons of the fuel last year.
Revenue Protection guarantees you a level of revenue, based on that price guarantee multiplied by your farm’s average yields, called annual production history (APH).
Argentina, which is lowering its own export tariffs, is an exception. It is reopening biodiesel export markets to Europe.
Thursday’s USDA crop production and supply and demand reports seemed to favor soybeans with a slight decrease in estimated U.S. yields and a lower ending stocks estimate.
Even with low commodity prices, banks that lend to agriculture continue to strengthen.
Principles to help keep your farm afloat as well as ag finance trends.
The proposed law would allow farmers to plant an additional 5% of their commodity crop base acres to vegetables if the harvest is sold or donated into a food desert.
Small town banks remain a strong and important source of credit in rural America.