Industry News

10/22/2021



OMAHA (DTN) -- More than 50 agriculture groups wrote to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to highlight disruptive factors facing the U.S. agricultural and food supply chain, ranging from labor and infrastructure needs to calling on USDA not to idle farm ground.

The Department of Transportation had requested information to prepare a report for President Joe Biden on ways to address the country's current supply chain challenges.

10/22/2021



ROCKVILLE, Md. (DTN) -- A group of university scientists and public health researchers are searching for funding to launch long-term human health and environmental monitoring studies in Mead, Nebraska, after an ethanol plant leaked pesticide-laced contaminants into the environment for several years.

10/22/2021



ROCKVILLE, Md. (DTN) -- A group of university scientists and public health researchers are searching for funding to launch long-term human health and environmental monitoring studies in Mead, Nebraska, after an ethanol plant leaked pesticide-laced contaminants into the environment for several years.

10/21/2021



BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (DTN) -- Calling the Cattle Contract Library Act of 2021 "no silver bullet," but "consensus-based," Rep. Dusty Johnson, R-S.D., told the House Agriculture Committee the legislation is necessary for price discovery in today's cattle industry.

The House Agriculture Committee on Thursday advanced a bill on a voice vote to create the new cattle contract library, to help producers understand terms of contracts, and to see the number of contracts committed to individual packers.

10/21/2021



BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (DTN) -- Calling the Cattle Contract Library Act of 2021 "no silver bullet," but "consensus-based," Rep. Dusty Johnson, R-S.D., told a House Agricultural Committee the legislation is necessary for price discovery in today's cattle industry.

The House Agricultural Committee on Thursday advanced a bill on a voice vote to create the new cattle contract library, to help producers understand terms of contracts, and to see the number of contracts committed to individual packers.

10/21/2021



Last year's grain marketing year, which encompasses the soybean growing season in 2020-21 and the double-cropped (safrinha) corn growing season in 2021, was characterized by the influence of a La Nina pattern. We at DTN have documented this almost continuously throughout the past year.

10/21/2021



CHARLES CITY, Va. (DTN) -- People ask this Charles City, Virginia, farmer the question the way they'd ask someone else how their day was going, a default icebreaker.

"Everyone comes up and asks, 'You gonna break the record?'" said David Hula, the reigning king of corn.

He's a mix of meticulous and curious as a farmer, attuned to every detail and willing to try nearly anything not just once but twice.

10/21/2021



CHARLES CITY, Va. (DTN) -- People ask this Charles City, Virginia, farmer the question the way they'd ask someone else how their day was going, a default icebreaker.

"Everyone comes up and asks, 'You gonna break the record?' " said David Hula, the reigning king of corn.

He's a mix of meticulous and curious as a farmer, attuned to every detail and willing to try nearly anything not just once but twice.

10/20/2021



OMAHA (DTN) -- A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that pension funds can move ahead with a class-action lawsuit against Bayer AG for allegedly making misstatements and failing to meet a standard of due diligence when Bayer acquired Monsanto and its liability risks over glyphosate.

10/20/2021



DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- The term uncertain times has taken on a whole new meaning for Ryan Wieck. Supply chain concerns have dogged the Texas Panhandle farmer all summer as he's struggled to get everything from herbicides to machinery parts.

The crane he ordered more than a month ago to load plastic wrap into his cotton stripper baler is still missing in action. "Mess up a tire and there's no guarantee you'll be able to replace it. You can't even find sweeps for tillage tools.