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Co-Alliance Announces $45 Million in Patronage Will be Paid Back to its Farmer-Owners

One of the benefits of doing business with your local, farmer-owned cooperative is having a portion of the co-op’s profits made in a year paid back to you through patronage. That’s why Indiana-based Co-Alliance is excited about their patronage announcement. “This year...

POET Poised for Growth with Cloverdale Facility Reopening in 2023

As we look now to 2023, an additional bioethanol facility is scheduled to be back up and running next year in Indiana. POET, the company that owns that facility, says it has also big plans for the next 12 months and beyond. “We see tremendous potential in the future...

Brazil Extends Suspension of Ethanol Import Tariffs

There’s good news on the export front this week for the U.S. ethanol industry. Brazil is again suspending its 20-percent ethanol import tariff – a suspension Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) head Geoff Cooper says the U.S. industry feared would expire in January....

Tips from CountryMark to Help Your Diesel Engines When Temperatures Dip Below Freezing

An arctic cold front may be coming the weekend of Christmas – which means it may be well below freezing for several straight days! When it gets that cold, your diesel engines may not be working so well. “I know temperatures aren't quite as cold right now, but winter...

Over 250 Ag Groups, Companies Urge Congress to Adopt E15 Year-Round Legislation

Over 250 groups and companies sent a letter to Congressional leaders Wednesday calling on support for S. 5145, the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act of 2022. Among the groups and companies identified in the letter include the Indiana Corn Growers Association,...

Modest Boost for Conventional Ethanol in EPA RFS Proposal

The EPA is finally out with proposed Renewable Fuel Standard volumes for 2023 through 2025, and the ethanol industry is pleased despite no growth in the conventional ethanol target. “A clear pathway for sustainable growth” and an “upward trajectory” for clean fuels....

POET Poised for Growth with Cloverdale Facility Reopening in 2023

As we look now to 2023, an additional bioethanol facility is scheduled to be back up and running next year in Indiana. POET, the company that owns that facility, says it has also big plans for the next 12 months and beyond. “We see tremendous potential in the future...

Farm Economy Challenges Persist but They are Changing

One year ago this week there was great concern among farmers about skyrocketing costs to plant a crop and keep machinery in top shape. Now as 2022 is coming to an end, the year has brought some change and even good profitability in many cases, but concerns persist....

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Agriculture Deputy Secretary Jewel Bronaugh to Step Down

Deputy Secretary Jewel Bronaugh announced Thursday her intention to step away from her role at USDA. Bronaugh says, “It is with mixed emotions that today I am announcing that I will step away from my role as Deputy Secretary in the coming weeks so I can spend more...

Why Congressman John Duarte is Fighting Back after Having Been Fined $1.1 Million Over His Farm

Imagine being fined $1.1 million by the federal government because of a dispute over your farmland! That’s what happened to one farmer who is now fighting as a Congressman from having that happen to you and your farmland! “If the Army Corps of Engineers can prosecute...

Indiana Farmers Encouraged to Complete 2022 Ag Census

The United States Department of Agriculture is urging farmers to complete the 2022 Census of Agriculture by its February 6 deadline. USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has sent the 2022 Census of Agriculture to nearly 3 million ag producers across...

Senate Ag Committee Plans Hearings on Farm Bill Trade, Horticulture Titles

The leadership of the Senate Agriculture Committee Wednesday announced a set of farm bill hearings. Senators Debbie Stabenow and John Boozman will hold the first hearing on February 1, titled, "Farm Bill 2023: Trade and Horticulture." The hearings will focus on the...

Next Year’s Cash Rents Depend on This Year’s Production

  Like other production costs in U.S. agriculture, cash rents have climbed in the last several years. Randy Dickhut is a farmland expert with Agricultural Economic Insights based in West Lafayette. He says cash rents usually lag behind other costs of production....

Mexican Concessions on GMO Corn Import Ban Dismissed by USDA, USTR Ag Trade Officials

The USDA and U.S. Trade Representative's (USTR) top ag trade officials are dismissing Mexico’s concessions on its planned 2024 GMO corn import ban as insufficient. USDA’s Alexis Taylor and USTR’s Doug McKalip say after their meetings with Mexican officials, Mexico’s...

CNH Industrial Workers Approve New Labor Contract Ending Eight-Month Long Strike

United Auto Workers (UAW) members who work at the CNH Industrial plants in Racine, WI and Burlington, IA have ratified a new labor contract agreement ending an ongoing strike which first started more than eight months ago. The employees voted on, and accepted, a Last,...

Huntington University to Launch New Vet Nursing and Animal Health Dual-Degree Program with Purdue

Huntington University is teaming up with Purdue University to launch a new dual-degree program in Veterinary Nursing and Animal Health. “To my knowledge, this is the only program across the country like this,” according to Nate Perry (shown above), Managing Director...

Could Fungicide Supply Come Up Short in ‘23?

The value of fungicides has been seen in recent years in a way that may now affect the actual supply availability. Fighting disease and added plant health benefits have led to positive return on investment. Agronomist Jim Hedrick explains that fungicide ROI. “We've...

Farm Bureau, NCGA, NCBA, Others File Legal Challenge to New WOTUS Rule

Farm Bureau, the National Corn Growers Association, and the National Cattlemen's Beef Association are among 17 groups who have filed a legal challenge against the new Waters of the United States rule that was published in the Federal Register Wednesday by the...
Agriculture Deputy Secretary Jewel Bronaugh to Step Down

Agriculture Deputy Secretary Jewel Bronaugh to Step Down

Deputy Secretary Jewel Bronaugh announced Thursday her intention to step away from her role at USDA. Bronaugh says, “It is with mixed emotions that today I am announcing that I will step away from my role as Deputy Secretary in the coming weeks so I can spend more...