Industry News

EPA Head at Earth Day Texas

04/24/17

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt spoke Friday evening at an Earth Day Texas event. Despite disruption from a few protestors, Pruitt talked about the need for EPA to work on both air quality and water quality, as well as the need for water infrastructure improvements.

Growing Organic

04/24/17

Dedication to weed control and establishing out-of-state markets help contribute to the success of long-time organic producer Charlie Johnson and his family.

Crop Tech Corner

04/24/17

The USDA is weighing proposals to release genetically modified diamondback moths in New York and a GM virus to fight citrus greening in Florida, while the EU tackles mycotoxins.

Field Work Roundup

04/21/17

Mother Nature is calling the shots this spring as always, which means a slow start to the planting season and a rush to get herbicide and fertilizer applications finished in time.

New Iowa Nitrogen Plant Opens

04/21/17

The first greenfield nitrogen fertilizer production facility built in the U.S. in more than 25 years officially opened for business Wednesday in Wever, Iowa.

Senator Hears Cattle Concerns

04/21/17

Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, is gearing up to return to the Capitol next week to vote on a new Agriculture secretary. On Wednesday, she heard from Iowa cattle producers and others who had concerns about trade and a few other farm bill topics.

DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends

04/20/17

Average retail fertilizer prices are beginning to show some signs of weakening with just as many fertilizer prices lower as higher the second week of April 2017 compared to last month.

Ethanol Tops 10% Blend Wall

04/20/17

Ethanol mainly derived from corn was contained in 10.04% of gasoline in 2016, hurdling over a wall the petroleum industry has argued biofuels could not climb, the Renewable Fuels Association noted on Wednesday.

Cost-Cutting Sustainability

04/20/17

In a surprise move that began just last week at the Iowa statehouse, lawmakers voted to eliminate the 30-year-old sustainable agriculture research center by zeroing out the Leopold Center's entire funding stream.

Trump to Curb Foreign Labor

04/19/17

With a new executive order, the White House seeks to curb foreign workers taking over high-tech U.S. jobs. The president's plan isn't expected to affect agriculture, even as some farm groups call on the president and Congress to expand the farm guest-worker program called H-2A.

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