Evening Edition | Tuesday, November 22, 2022
In tonight's Evening Edition, read about winter crops planted in Ukraine, big oil's support of lifting restrictions on E15, and corn and soybean yield predictions.
Ukraine Winter Grain
Ukraine 2022-2023 winter grain sowing is 94% complete at 4.4 million hectares, the agriculture ministry said on Tuesday.
The acreage included 3.8 million hectares of winter wheat, accounting for 94% of the expected area.
Learn how this compares to the 2021 winter wheat sowing by clicking the article below.
Corn and Soybean Yield Predictions
Average corn yields in Iowa are expected to approach last year’s record despite the significant drought that developed throughout the growing season, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
USDA predicted this month that corn yields will average 202 bushels per acre, down from 204 last year.
The Iowa Capital Dispatch also reports on the projected soybean yields in the article below.
Big Oil Behind E15
A group of oil, renewable fuel, and farm trade organizations have joined together for the first time to voice support for U.S. legislation that would expand nationwide use of E15.
API's support is a win for the biofuel and farm groups because the oil industry has, at times, resisted efforts to expand the market for ethanol.
Read on to learn how the American Petroleum Institute began cooperating with biofuels trade groups.