Fri May 29, 2015 04:24 PM CDT From the anger sent EPA's direction yesterday from the biofuel and corn lobbies, you would think the petroleum industry would be crowing over its apparent victory at the expense of corn-based ethanol.
Wed May 27, 2015 04:52 PM CDT Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts had different takes on the roll out Wednesday of the EPA-Army Corps of Engineers rule defining waters of the United States.
Mon May 25, 2015 09:06 PM CDT This is going to be a busy week for the regulatory gurus at the Environmental Protection Agency with potential rules ready to roll out on the Renewable Fuels Standard and waters of the U.S.
Sat May 23, 2015 08:11 AM CDT The Senate voted 62-37 on Friday evening to pass Trade Promotion Authority, which would give the White House a better chance to reach an agreement in the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership. The House had already left for the Memorial Day break and will not return to D.C. until early June.
Thu May 21, 2015 12:31 PM CDT With the ethanol industry facing market challenges at home with the Renewable Fuel Standard and the E10 blend wall, two ethanol industry groups and a commodity group are on a trade mission to Japan with the hopes of opening up more export opportunities.
Tue May 19, 2015 10:20 AM CDT In response to a New York Times' story Monday, http://tinyurl.com/k9qhxoe, that alleged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may have violated lobbying laws when it used a grassroots social media campaign to generate support for the waters of the United States rule, an EPA spokesperson told DTN Tuesday the agency acted within the scope of the law.
Tue May 19, 2015 09:47 AM CDT The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is set to release the final waters of the United States rule this week, the New York Times, http://tinyurl.com/k9qhxoe, reported Monday in a piece that documents how the agency conducted a grassroots campaign to build support for a rule that has been widely unpopular across the country.
Fri May 15, 2015 10:48 AM CDT The U.S. House of Representatives inserted language to a must-pass national defense spending bill to block the endangered listing of the greater sage grouse and the lesser prairie chicken. It remains to be seen what happens to the provision in the Senate and whether the legislation would be signed by the president. So far the Obama administration has indicated it will veto the measure.
Thu May 14, 2015 04:23 PM CDT U.S. agriculture industry groups came out in full support of U.S. Senate action Thursday that moves one step closer to giving the Obama administration trade promotion authority on a Pacific trade deal.
Thu May 14, 2015 08:56 AM CDT As part of Iowa's efforts to reduce nutrients runoff the state announced this week a cost-share program aimed at helping producers implement cover crops, no-till and strip-till practices, as well as nitrification inhibitor when applying fertilizer.
Tue May 12, 2015 08:11 PM CDT The House of Representatives voted 261-155 Tuesday evening to block EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers from moving ahead with the controversial "waters of the U.S." rule.
Mon May 11, 2015 02:52 PM CDT What happens when shareholders meet Wednesday at DuPont's offices in Delaware depends heavily on how large investors weigh in over a proxy fight between DuPont's current leaders and Trian Fund Management CEO Nelson Peltz.
Wed May 6, 2015 03:49 PM CDT If you are a commodity producer, chances are you've been dealing with this issue for several years with the Farm Service Agency and compliance standards. However, conservation compliance may be a new concept facing as many as 25,000 farmers who grow specialty crops.
Mon May 4, 2015 09:15 AM CDT Brazil and the United States may be headed for another clash over U.S. farm programs. According to Reuters, Brazilian officials are collecting information to show that the U.S. "is increasing subsidies for soy and corn farmers, which threatens to further push down prices for key crops grown in the South American country and hurt its already sputtering economy." Reuters cited four Brazilian officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
Fri May 1, 2015 01:53 PM CDT Ethanol interests are holding out hope the Chicago City Council may soon pass a new city ordinance that would require all 400-plus retail gasoline stations in the city to sell E15.
Wed Apr 29, 2015 04:36 PM CDT Critics of trade promotion authority lashed out at a familiar villain on Wednesday. Rep. Peter DeFazio issued a news release stated TPA would help companies attack state or national laws on labeling genetically engineered foods.
Fri Apr 24, 2015 04:24 PM CDT European Union officials did a good job of creating uncertainty and confusion this week. First, the European Union issued a proposal allowing its member states to opt-out of EU rules on import and use of biotech products.
Thu Apr 23, 2015 08:08 AM CDT The average American soccer mom does not care that farmers are trying to feed the world. They want to know what you are doing for them. That's the breakdown from the Center for Food Integrity's latest report on consumer views regarding food and farmers.