Perdue Anxious to Get Full Staff on Board

Dan Legislative

During AgNet Media’s annual Citrus Expo held last week in Ft. Myers, Florida, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue stopped by to visit with citrus growers and also hold a farm bill listening session with U.S. Congressman Tom Rooney of Florida. During a quick press briefing, Perdue talked about when he expects to have a full USDA staff confirmed by the …

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U.S. Pork to Soon Be Allowed in Argentina

Dan Pork

The U.S. and Argentina have agreed to terms that could soon allow U.S. pork to be sold in Argentina for the first time in decades. Gary Crawford has the story.     Nick Giordano, Vice President of Global Government Affairs with the National Pork Producers Council, talks about the growing appetite in Argentina for pork.

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Economic Study Shows Renewable Fuel Standard Added to Price of Corn

Dan Corn, Energy, Industry News Release

A new economic study shows the Renewable Fuel Standard has added a third to the price of corn and saved the U.S. nearly 18-billion in gasoline costs. The Iowa State University study to be published soon in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics shows specific benefits to farmers, consumers, and the environment, from the nation’s renewable fuels requirement. Renewable Fuels …

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New Drought Monitor Shows Both Improvements and Declines

Dan Drought, Industry News Release

The new Drought Monitor shows both vast declines and huge improvements in conditions across several parts of the country. Oklahoma is one state showing improvement. Oklahoma was 60 percent drought-free last week and recent rainfall has shrunk the areas under drought to just 14 percent. Cooler temps brought rainfall to much of northern Texas and Oklahoma that added up to …


Ethanol Production May Outpace Demand in Future

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

A new report from Cobank says the ethanol industry could soon face declining slim-to-negative profit margins. The report is titled “Ethanol’s Growth Path: Output and Export Uncertainties Both Rising.” It outlines how an ethanol market fueled by corn prices at multi-year lows, together with reinvestment into expanding production capacity, will push supplies past demand growth. A Cobank senior economist says …


CAFO’s Get Extra Time to Comply with Requirements

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock

The Environmental Protection Agency has until November 14th to decide how to enforce emissions requirements for thousands of animal feeding operations across the country. An Agri-Pulse report says a recent Washington, D.C., Court of Appeals decision says the agency illegally exempted all but the largest operations from reporting releases of hazardous substances above certain levels. The court was looking specifically …


Agri View: Drought and Farming

Dan Agri View, Drought

Everett Griner talks about drought and farming in the United States in today’s Agri View.       Now, everybody knows what a drought is. It is something that affects everybody. Not just farmers. But, farmers are among the highest risk element of our entire population. You see, some areas of our country are more prone to drought than others. …

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Weekly Livestock Market Report

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Georgia

Here are the Alabama and Georgia livestock market reports for the week ending August 18th, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.   AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the Week ended August 18, 2017, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 16,200 head compared to 14,377 last week and 14,291 a year ago. …