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EPA Releases 2023-2025 RFS Volumes

The Environmental Protection Agency released the long-awaited 2023-2025 Renewable Fuel Standard blending volumes. The Renewable Fuels Association says the proposal creates a path for sustainable growth in the production and use of low-carbon renewable fuels. EPA...

Increased Ethanol Blend Rates Lower Fuel Costs for Drivers

A new Energy Information Administration report clearly shows higher ethanol blends helped moderate fuel prices after the Ukraine invasion. The report also says the ethanol blend rates hit a record summer average of 10.5 percent. “Fuel ethanol’s price discount to...

Ethanol Industry Looking for Rail Resolution, Not Just ‘Kicking the Can Down the Tracks’

A cooling-off period has derailed a freight railroad strike for now, as key unions continue negotiations that could still spare agriculture and other industries a devastating rail shutdown. The new strike deadline is December 9th, a nearly 3-week extension, but it’s...

Diesel Fuel Supplies Running Short in Many Parts of Rural America

It’s bad enough that diesel fuel is costing you $1.82 more per gallon today than this time last year, according to AAA. Now, there are concerns that diesel supplies are running extremely low. “In certain pockets of the country, there's a real and growing concern about...

US Diesel Supplies are Shrinking Rapidly

America has a shortage of diesel supplies on hand and it’s putting pressure on suppliers to get more into the fuel supply. The Start Magazine says a shortage is spreading in the eastern United States and has prompted at least one supplier to initiate emergency...

Congressman Greg Pence Encourages Biofuel and Petroleum Industries to Work Together

Both California and New York say they plan to ban the sale of all new vehicles with gas and diesel-powered engines by 2035, which would hurt Indiana’s biofuels industry. Congressman Greg Pence (R-IN 6th District) says he is encouraging the fuel industries to come...

EPA Releases 2023-2025 RFS Volumes

The Environmental Protection Agency released the long-awaited 2023-2025 Renewable Fuel Standard blending volumes. The Renewable Fuels Association says the proposal creates a path for sustainable growth in the production and use of low-carbon renewable fuels. EPA...

Increased Ethanol Blend Rates Lower Fuel Costs for Drivers

A new Energy Information Administration report clearly shows higher ethanol blends helped moderate fuel prices after the Ukraine invasion. The report also says the ethanol blend rates hit a record summer average of 10.5 percent. “Fuel ethanol’s price discount to...

US House Votes to Avert Rail Strike After Fight Over Paid Sick Leave

The House voted 290-137 on Wednesday to avert a national rail strike with devastating consequences for the ag industry and the rest of the economy, but added controversial paid sick leave benefits in a separate bill. There was bipartisan support for the president’s...

Vilsack Talks Biotech Corn in Mexico

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack met with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador earlier this week. The leaders discussed a looming decree by the Mexican president that would ban imports of biotech corn into the country. In a statement following the meeting,...

Budget Tips for Indiana Farmers for 2023

Running your farm operation is more expensive now than ever. That’s why there are several things you can do as you plan your farm budget for 2023. “Right now, everything a farming operation touches is inflated,” says Thomas Eatherly, Ag Business Advisor with Pinion....

Why Farmland Sale Prices Continue to Break New Records

$30,000 an acre! That’s how much was spent on farmland in Iowa earlier this month – breaking a previous record that had been set just a month before! “We've continued to see a strong bunch of sellers and a strong pool of buyers,” says Paul Schadegg, Senior Vice...

National Ag News

Biden Signs Bill to Avert Rail Strike

UPDATE: Following approval in both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House, President Biden signed into law legislation adopting the terms of a contract negotiated among freight railroads and most of their unions in September, ahead of the Dec. 9 deadline to reach an agreement...

EPA Releases 2023-2025 RFS Volumes

The Environmental Protection Agency released the long-awaited 2023-2025 Renewable Fuel Standard blending volumes. The Renewable Fuels Association says the proposal creates a path for sustainable growth in the production and use of low-carbon renewable fuels. EPA...

How Indiana-based AgReliant Genetics is Battling Tar Spot for 2023 and Beyond

Tar spot has been robbing Indiana’s corn growers of yield over the past several years. That’s why AgReliant Genetics – the makers of AgriGold and LG Seeds – recently held a “Tar Spot Summit” at their headquarters in Westfield to help tackle this issue. “Some...

Sen. Mike Braun Files Paperwork to Run for Indiana Governor

Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) has officially filed paperwork on Wednesday to run for governor of Indiana in 2024. Braun, who was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2018, is looking to fill the office that is currently held by Gov. Eric Holcomb (R-IN), who is in his second and...

US House Votes to Avert Rail Strike After Fight Over Paid Sick Leave

The House voted 290-137 on Wednesday to avert a national rail strike with devastating consequences for the ag industry and the rest of the economy, but added controversial paid sick leave benefits in a separate bill. There was bipartisan support for the president’s...

Respond Now to the 2022 Census of Agriculture

Every five years, the USDA undertakes the significant task of getting information from literally every farmer in the Census of Agriculture. “It’s really our one shot at getting the most comprehensive, uniform information. Not only for our nation, but for every state...

Vilsack Talks Biotech Corn in Mexico

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack met with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador earlier this week. The leaders discussed a looming decree by the Mexican president that would ban imports of biotech corn into the country. In a statement following the meeting,...

Farm Share of US Food Dollar Reached Historic Low in 2021

U.S. farm establishments received 14.5 cents per dollar spent on domestically produced food in 2021—a decrease of 1.0 cent from a revised 15.5 cents in 2020. The figure is the lowest recorded farm share value in nearly three decades, according to USDA’s Economic...

Mosaic Offers Two Biological Soil Health Products for Indiana Farmers to Consider

It was earlier this year that the ag company Plant Response – known for its biological-based soil health products – was purchased by The Mosaic Company. Now that the two companies are under one umbrella, they’re now offering a couple of biological fertilizer...

Budget Tips for Indiana Farmers for 2023

Running your farm operation is more expensive now than ever. That’s why there are several things you can do as you plan your farm budget for 2023. “Right now, everything a farming operation touches is inflated,” says Thomas Eatherly, Ag Business Advisor with Pinion....
Indiana Farmers Happy With Pioneer A-Series Enlist E3 Soybeans in ’22

Indiana Farmers Happy With Pioneer A-Series Enlist E3 Soybeans in ’22

With harvest now in the rearview mirror, seed companies have had weeks to analyze yield data from trials and customers alike to find out how they performed in 2022. Don Gehrls, Pioneer’s marketing lead for U.S. soybeans, told HAT they’re very pleased with how Pioneer...

Biden Signs Bill to Avert Rail Strike

Biden Signs Bill to Avert Rail Strike

UPDATE: Following approval in both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House, President Biden signed into law legislation adopting the terms of a contract negotiated among freight railroads and most of their unions in September, ahead of the Dec. 9 deadline to reach an agreement...

EPA Releases 2023-2025 RFS Volumes

EPA Releases 2023-2025 RFS Volumes

The Environmental Protection Agency released the long-awaited 2023-2025 Renewable Fuel Standard blending volumes. The Renewable Fuels Association says the proposal creates a path for sustainable growth in the production and use of low-carbon renewable fuels. EPA...