RFS Volumes Again Fail to Capture Biodiesel’s Potential

Dan Biotechnology, Energy, Industry News Release, Soybeans

The American Soybean Association (ASA) calls the final biodiesel and advanced biofuels volumes released by the Environmental Protection Agency another example of a missed opportunity to capture the full potential and value of biodiesel. In the rule, EPA calls for biomass-based diesel volumes within the Renewable Fuel Standard of 2.1 billion gallons for 2019, the same level established for 2018, …

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Peanut Snacks See Increase

Dan Peanuts

The latest numbers indicate a nice increase for peanuts snack products. And according to Tyron Spearman, a new product has been introduced helping the popular snacking trend. Peanut Snacks See Increase Image: Photography ID:39627945/by bertys30/DepositPhotos/chocolate candy bar snickers with peanuts , product shot


NCGA Statement on EPA’s Final 2018 Renewable Volume Obligation

Dan Corn, Energy, Industry News Release

The following is a statement from North Dakota farmer Kevin Skunes, president of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), in response to the announcement by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of the final 2018 Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “NCGA is pleased to see the EPA meet the Administration’s commitment to keep the RFS on track when it comes …


EPA Releases ‘18 Ethanol Volumes at Maximum levels; Chicken Producers Cry Foul

Dan Corn, Energy, Industry News Release, Poultry

Agency keeps pumping corn ethanol into a saturated fuel market The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is mandating the statutory maximum 15 billion gallons of ethanol be added to the domestic fuel supply in 2018, the second consecutive year EPA has mandated the maximum amount of ethanol allowed under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).  The currently mandated …


Soybeans to Overtake Corn in 2019

Dan Corn, Industry News Release, Soybeans

The U.S. Department of Agriculture released a preview of its long-term planting projections Tuesday. The USDA considers a lot of factors when making the projections, including macroeconomic conditions, GDP growth, and farm policy. An important projection from the early release is the overall number of planted acres. Total planted acres for the eight principal crops and land in the Conservation …

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Cotton Harvest Ahead of Last Year

Dan Cotton

While overall cotton harvest numbers are ahead of last year and close to the 5-year average, harvest here in the Southeast is trailing a bit. Stephanie Ho has the story. Cotton Harvest Ahead of Last Year According to USDA’s weekly crop progress report, 79 percent of the Alabama cotton crop had been harvested as of this past Sunday, November 26, …


Mexico Bans Select GMO Soybean Plantings in Seven States

Dan Industry News Release, Soybeans

Mexico’s agriculture sanitation authority has revoked Monsanto’s permit to commercialize genetically modified soybeans in seven states, a move Monsanto calls unjustified. Monsanto says in a statement that the permit had been withdrawn on unwarranted legal and technical grounds, according to Reuters. The company said it would take the necessary steps to safeguard its rights and those of farmers using the …