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.
If farmers want to avoid a crisis from overproduction of corn, they and consumers need to urge fuel sellers to offer higher blends of ethanol.
A new idea for the farm bill — a short-term version of the CRP that would pay farmers for idling land three to five years — drew mixed reactions from a group of farmers and academics Saturday.