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ICYMI farm news highlights | Wednesday, December 8, 2021

We’re halfway through the week and the headlines continue to roll in. In case you missed it, we’ve rounded up some of the most recent news to keep you informed.

Inputs for 2022

It’s no surprise increasing input costs, particularly fertilizer prices, are still grabbing farmers’ attention. “Concerns about rising production costs are contributing to weakness in farmer sentiment,” said Purdue University’s monthly Ag Economy Barometer on Tuesday.

Biofuels

More biofuels headlines were published on Agriculture.com after a long-awaited announcement was made Tuesday afternoon. The Biden administration said it would set the ethanol mandate at its highest level ever in 2022 and reject 65 requests from small refineries for exemptions from the Renewable Fuel Standard.

“This package of actions will enable use to get the RFS program back into growth mode” following the disruptions of the pandemic, said EPA administrator Michael Regan.

Carbon

Bayer, Bushel, and Amazon Web Services are launching Project Carbonview. Beginning as a pilot program, Project Carbonview focuses on creating awareness and acceptance for low-carbon fuel markets.

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