Agriculture Celebrates China Phase One Signing

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Agricultural organizations are very positive overall about the signing of the historic Phase One Trade Agreement with China Wednesday, an agreement which calls for China to purchase between $40 and $50 billion in American agricultural goods each year for two years. “Together we are righting the wrongs of the past and delivering a future of economic justice and security for …

AFBF, Ag Group, ARA, Audio, Corn, Ethanol, Exports, Government, Livestock, Trade

NCGA CEO Launching Podcast

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If you have ever wanted to follow the CEO of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) on his adventures around the country, now you will have your chance. NCGA’s new podcast “Wherever Jon May Roam,” hosted by CEO Jon Doggett, will provide listeners an insider’s view of corn issues, the thinking behind them and the people behind the thinking. Episode …

Corn, NCGA, Podcasts, Video

Biofuels Stakeholders Disappointed with EPA Final Rule

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a final rule today that establishes required renewable volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program for 2020 that is basically the same as the proposed rule that industry stakeholders say still falls short. Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper says the rule fails to deliver on President Trump’s commitment to restore …

ACE, Audio, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Corn, EPA, Ethanol, NCGA

A New Look at Corn and Soybean Production

Carrie Muehling

Those attending the 2019 American Seed Trade Association CSS & Seed Expo had the opportunity to learn more about modern corn and soybean production from a couple of industry experts. Retired University of Illinois Extension Agronomist Emerson Nafziger provided some insight on managing today’s more efficient corn hybrids. “My basic thesis is that hybrids have gotten so much better that …

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Hula Sets Corn Yield Record of Over 616 Bushels

Cindy Zimmerman

David Hula of Charles City, Virginia has once again broken his own record in the National Corn Growers Association 2019 National Corn Yield Contest and set the bar pretty high for the future. Hula produced the highest yield on record at 616.1953 bushels per acre, beating his previous record of 542-plus bushels in 2017, which broke his 2015 record of …

AgWired Precision, Corn, NCGA

Corn Growers Seek Action on USMCA and Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

Leaders of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and state corn organizations held a news conference Wednesday morning to urge the Trump Administration and members of Congress to finish the job on outstanding trade and ethanol issues important to corn farmers. The past year has presented a perfect storm of challenges for America’s corn farmers. While there have been positive …

Audio, Corn, Ethanol, NCGA, Trade

Corn Harvest Still Unfinished

Cindy Zimmerman

The USDA crop progress report out yesterday afternoon should have been the last one for the 2019 season. But with 16 percent of the nation’s corn crop still in the field, NASS will continue to evaluate harvest progress for all crops each week to determine how long to continue the report. As of Sunday, 84 percent of the corn crop …

Corn, Harvest, USDA

NK Seeds Helping Farmers End Tough Year on Positive Note

Chuck Zimmerman

A tough season for corn and soybean growers like we’ve had in 2019 presents challenges to growers and an opportunity for companies like Syngenta and their NK Seeds brand, to showcase varieties and traits that help them overcome those challenges. NK Seeds says their investment in seed has helped farmers end the season on a positive note. To learn more …

Agribusiness, Audio, Corn, Soybean, Syngenta

Grains Council Talks Trade at NAFB Trade Talk

Cindy Zimmerman

Trade was probably the top topic at NAFB Trade Talk last week and the U.S. Grains Council was more than ready to talk about it. Darren Armstrong, a North Carolina farmer who is currently serving as chairman of the council, discussed the need for Congress to ratify USMCA, the new agreement with Japan, potential for ethanol in China, and some …

Audio, Corn, Ethanol, Exports, Grains, USGC

WASDE Lowers Wheat, Corn and Soybean Forecasts

Cindy Zimmerman

The latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report from USDA has lower production and reduced use in the outlook for wheat, corn and soybeans. Wheat supplies are decreased 42 million bushels, based on updated production estimates for the states resurveyed following the NASS Small Grains Summary, issued September 30. Adjustments to production in these States, where significant acreage …

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