Livestock Losses Mounting after Florence

Dan Industry News Release, Pork, Poultry

Recovery is underway in North Carolina after Hurricane Florence. The number of livestock lost to flooding is climbing in the aftermath. The North Carolina Ag Department says 5,500 hogs and 3.4 million poultry were lost due to the hurricane. In addition to damage on farms around the area, other reports included wind damage to hog farms, as well as substantial …


U.S. – India Closing In On Trade Agreement

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

India and the United States are currently in negotiations on a trade package. Reuters says Washington and New Delhi are looking to remove some long-standing disagreements between the two countries that would strengthen ties. Initial reports say it looks like Indian farmers and U.S. medical device manufacturers could be some of the early winners in the deal. The two countries …

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Growth Energy Welcomes Congressional Support for Year-Round E15

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor thanks the 24 members of the House Biofuels Caucus for sending a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency asking them to approve year-round E15 and support the Renewable Fuels Standard. The letter also calls for the agency to “put an end” to the secretive refinery waivers that have “hurt farmers and the growth of ethanol.” …


NIFA Invests in Research to Solve Critical Water Problems

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Research, Water

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced seven grants for research that will provide solutions to critical water problems across the United States. These awards were made through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Water for Food Production Systems Challenge Area. AFRI is authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill and administered by …

Commissioner Putnam Announces 2019 Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame Honorees

Josh McGill Florida

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam and the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame Foundation announced the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame inductees for 2019. The induction ceremony will be held at the Florida State Fair’s Agricultural Hall of Fame Banquet on Feb. 12, 2019. More information is available “Agriculture is Florida’s oldest industry, and it continues to support …


RFA Statement on EPA Efforts to Provide Greater Transparency on RFS

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced new efforts to provide greater transparency in the Renewable Identification Number (RIN) market, used to show compliance with annual Renewable Fuel Standard requirements. As part of this announcement, EPA said it will be providing aggregated annual data on small refiner exemptions, as well as waiver requests for current and future compliance years. RFA President …


Plains Peanut Festival is Saturday

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The 22nd Annual Plains Peanut Festival will be held Saturday, September 22nd in Plains, Georgia. Tyron Spearman has more information. Plains Peanut Festival is Saturday Highlights from the 21st Annual Plains Peanut Festival Courtesy Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts For more information and to view a schedule of activities, visit the official website of the Plains Peanut Festival at