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10/29/2021



ROCKVILLE, Md. (DTN) -- It should be a celebratory fall for Justin Honebrink.

To his relief, the west-central Minnesota farmer is harvesting unexpectedly average crops, after August rains breathed life back into his drought-stressed corn and soybeans. But instead of riding that high, Honebrink -- like many farmers this fall -- is rushing to lock in fertilizer months ahead of usual and eyeing chemical shortages and costs with growing anxiety.

10/29/2021



OMAHA (DTN) -- The Build Back Better Act would inject more than $27 billion into conservation programs and expand investment in biofuels -- all tied to climate provisions in the bill -- while the bill also avoids changes to stepped-up basis in inheritance.

10/29/2021



LINCOLN, Neb. (DTN) -- Count John Deere among the companies investing in a startup company developing a heavy-duty truck engine able to run on straight ethanol. ClearFlame Engine Technologies announced Thursday it had secured another $17 million in funding from several companies, including the agriculture-industry stalwart.

10/28/2021



DUNDEE, Miss. (DTN) -- Farmers are a pickin' and a grinnin' this cotton harvest with the prospect of strong yields and record-high prices.

10/28/2021



LINCOLN, Neb. (DTN) -- U.S. agriculture and food officials would have permanent representation on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, or CFIUS, if a bill introduced by a group of U.S. senators this week becomes law.

CFIUS is a panel of government officials that reviews proposed mergers and acquisitions of U.S. companies by foreign entities. CFIUS assesses whether transactions initiated by foreign entities could threaten U.S. national security interests.

10/28/2021



ROCKVILLE, Md. (DTN) -- With nitrogen supplies tight and costs skyrocketing, there's never been a better year to take advantage of wheat's minimal fertilizer needs in the fall.

Take it from Marc Arnusch, a Colorado farmer who discovered he was overfeeding his wheat crop with nitrogen, in an effort to get the crop up and headed toward its optimal yield.

10/27/2021



LINCOLN, Neb. (DTN) -- If the U.S. cattle industry is to make a serious effort in reducing methane emissions, then scientists need to correctly account for the nature of methane itself, a scientist at the University of California-Davis said during a lecture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln this week.

Frank Mitloehner, professor and air quality specialist in the department of animal science at UC Davis, said the current official accounting of methane and its effect on climate was inaccurate.

10/27/2021



LINCOLN, Neb. (DTN) -- The Biden administration issued a proposal to rescind several regulatory changes to the Endangered Species Act finalized by the Trump administration, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service announced on Tuesday.

In August 2019, the Trump administration finalized three rules. Most notably, the USFWS removed its blanket rule in the ESA that automatically grants the same protections for threatened species that are available for endangered species.

10/26/2021



LINCOLN, Neb. (DTN) -- With silence coming from the Biden administration for more than a month on the Renewable Fuel Standard, a group of U.S. Republican senators asked the administration for a meeting at the White House to discuss biofuels policy.

10/26/2021



A strong system developed in the eastern Plains on Friday and brought rounds of widespread moderate to heavy rain across a good portion of the Corn Belt through Monday before it exited eastward.