Industry News

07/23/2021



WASHINGTON (DTN) -- In his first in-person meeting with reporters since the beginning of the pandemic, American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall on Thursday praised the Biden administration's openness but said his Republican-leaning group vigorously opposes any change in the use of stepped-up basis for the valuation of farm estates.

07/23/2021



In this Equipment Roundup, DTN/Progressive Farmer looks at: AGCO launching a pilot of its Precision Ag Line (PAL) program; John Deere offering customers JDLink connectivity service at no additional charge; Monarch Tractor getting a USDA grant to deploy its fully electric, driver-optional, smart tractor at an Oregon farm; and Mathews Company launches a new grain dryer product line. Also, author Josh Volk offers farmers an in-depth guide to building customized equipment.

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07/22/2021



ANKENY, Iowa (DTN) -- High-oleic soybean acres are expected to increase in the coming years to provide more farmers the chance to cash in on premium opportunities, which can be more than $2 per bushel.

Demand is on the rise for the healthier cooking oil made from high oleic soybeans, according to representatives from Corteva Agriscience and Benson Hill, whose companies sell that oil.

07/21/2021



ROCKVILLE, Md. (DTN) -- Both the temperature and tempers are running hot this summer, as herbicide injury surfaces across the Midwest and South once again.

07/21/2021



ROCKVILLE, Md. (DTN) -- Both the temperature and tempers are running hot this summer, as herbicide injury surfaces across the Midwest and South once again.

07/21/2021



OMAHA (DTN) -- Potash continues to lead retail fertilizer prices higher, according to locations tracked by DTN for the second week of July 2021.

For the fourth week in a row, potash saw the largest month-to-month gain, increasing 10% from June to an average price of $501/ton. This marks the first time potash has had an average price above $500/ton since the fourth week of September 2013 when the fertilizer was at $500/ton.

07/21/2021



DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- Ryan Wieck isn't about to let life go flat. Finding someone to fix a tire on a weekend is difficult, so the Umbarger, Texas, farmer broke down and purchased a tire changing machine for his farm shop last week.

"I'll still use my tire guy -- he's a close friend and I believe in supporting local businesses. But he's slowing down by cutting back on hours and I can't always wait until Monday," said Wieck.

07/20/2021



OMAHA (DTN) -- The Biden administration reportedly will delay the release of already late Renewable Fuel Standard volume proposals because of political concerns, according to a Reuters report citing two unnamed sources.

The biofuels puzzle continues to be as vexing for the Biden administration as it was for the Trump administration.

07/20/2021



Editor's Note: This article was first published July 19. It was updated at 2:00 p.m. July 20.

LINCOLN, Neb. (DTN) -- Another herbicide is in the crosshairs of environmental groups and this time before it ever finds the field.

EPA's approval of a newly registered herbicide violates the Endangered Species Act and should be set aside, the Center for Food Safety and the Center for Biological Diversity allege in a petition filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.