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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....

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...

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...

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...

Why a National Rail Strike or Lockdown Could Still Happen in December

Just when you thought the potential for a railroad strike or lockout was over back in September, there’s a possibility that strike could still take place in December. “There is the potential of a railroad strike as early as Friday, Dec. 9th, which would have a...

Early Registration Underway for 2023 Commodity Classic in Orlando

Even though the holidays are fast approaching, it may be time now to start registering for the 2023 Commodity Classic in March. “We’re going to have a fantastic show down in Orlando,” says Neil Caskey, Vice President of Communications with the National Corn Growers...

Black Sea Grain Export Deal Extended, Russia Wants More

The Black Sea Grain Export Deal, due to expire on Saturday, has been extended for another 120 days. Reuters says Moscow wants its own demands in the deal to get more fully addressed. The agreement protects a sea transit corridor and was intended to help alleviate a...

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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....

US Senator Pushes Auto Makers to Keep AM Radio in Electric Vehicles

Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, recently sent letters to 20 car manufacturers requesting that they maintain AM radio in their vehicles, including new EV models. In his letter, Senator Markey explained...

How Protests in China Against Zero-COVID Lockdowns are Impacting the Grain Markets

You may have read about the recent protests going on in China over their harsh COVID lockdown policies. Market analyst Rick Hollister, who is also a Senior Merchant with The Andersons, says those protests and China’s ongoing, long-term zero-COVID policies are creating...

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 Expo Exhibit Floor Will Be Packed with Variety

Farm Expo Exhibit Floor Will Be Packed with Variety

What is there to see, hear and talk about at the Indiana Farm Equipment and Technology Expo presented by AgriFinancial and Reynolds Farm Equipment? The Expo is December 13, 14, & 15 just north of Indianapolis, and the answer is plenty. You’ll find new technology...

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...