Industry News

Politics of CCC Fund Flare Up

09/23/20

The fight over funding for the Commodity Credit Corp. has ramped up in rhetoric as Republicans say farm bill programs are at risk if the fund isn't topped off in a continuing resolution to fund the federal government. Democrats say the fund is increasingly being used for political purposes, such as President Donald Trump announcing a new $14 billion aid program at a campaign rally in Wisconsin.

New Sustainability Initiatives

09/23/20

McDonald's and Cargill announced a partnership Tuesday with the World Wildlife Fund and the Walmart Foundation to help promote sustainable grazing practices in an area of South Dakota, Nebraska and Montana. The cotton industry also announced a new protocol to track sustainability practices for cotton producers, citing the need to provide more information for consumers and challenges selling into Europe.

Politics of CCC Fund Flare Up

09/23/20

The fight over funding for the Commodity Credit Corp. has ramped up in rhetoric as Republicans say farm bill programs are at risk if the fund isn't topped off in a continuing resolution to fund the federal government. Democrats say the fund is increasingly being used for political purposes, such as President Donald Trump announcing a new $14 billion aid program at a campaign rally in Wisconsin.

Grain Inspections Mixed

09/22/20

Soybean inspections were neutral to bullish, while corn and wheat inspections remain bearish in the latest USDA Export Inspections report.

Lawmakers Concerned About Ag Funding

09/22/20

Two federal lawmakers expressed concerns about the recent direction of ad-hoc funding, in light of the COVID-19 economic shutdown.

Cash Market Moves

09/22/20

The 2020 spring wheat crop fared better than the 2019 crop, but yields varied on timing of planting.

Censky Returns to Lead Soybean Growers

09/21/20

USDA's deputy secretary announced his return to the American Soybean Association where he served as chief executive officer for 21 years.

Interim Measures for Atrazine Completed

09/21/20

EPA outlines a number of mitigation measures, mostly focused on turf applications, for atrazine and two other related herbicides.

More Central US Drought Expected

09/21/20

The official NOAA mid-September outlook calls for no drought easing in affected areas of the Midwest and Plains over the next three months. DTN forecasts lean even drier with expectations for below-normal precipitation through almost all the central and eastern U.S. except for northern New England.

ADM Wants Green Plains' Suit Dismissed

09/18/20

Archer Daniels Midland filed a motion in federal court this week to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Green Plains Inc. that alleges ADM manipulated the ethanol market.