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Proposed bill would be detrimental to sugar beet growers

A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Nov. 7, introduced the “Sugar Policy Modernization Act,” in the House and Senate, which would overhaul the U.S. sugar program. Reps. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) an... Read More

China Cracks the Door Open for US DDGS Exports

China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on its website that it would again allow U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) to be imported without charging an 11% value-added tax (VAT), the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) reported Nov. 9. The... Read More

CME Group Announces the Launch of Black Sea Wheat FOB (Platts) and Black Sea Corn FOB (Platts) Futures

LONDON /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced the launch of Black Sea Wheat FOB (Platts) and Black Sea Corn FOB (Platts) financially settled futures contracts, to begin trading on ... Read More

Corn Board supports free corn nematode testing

LINCOLN — Are corn nematodes limiting your yields? Find out through a free soil testing program made possible by the Nebraska Corn Board. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Plant Pathology Professor Tom Powers’s lab is providing free nematode a... Read More

Cautious Optimism Ahead in Grain, Ethanol Markets

CoBank says rising incomes around the globe will help push demand higher and create more opportunities for U.S. exports in grains, oilseeds, and ethanol. A new report from CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange Division says things like commodity surpluses... Read More

Donation supports precision ag building project

BROOKINGS, S.D. — South Dakota State University is pleased to announce it has received a $500,000 gift from Farm Credit Services of America to support the construction of a Precision Agriculture Facility on the SDSU campus. The facility will be ... Read More

Corn Production Raised, Soybeans Lowered

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- Corn production for 2017-18 was raised to 14.58 billion bushels on an estimated record yield, up from October's estimate of 14.28 billion bushels. The number was outside the range of pre-report expectations. If realized, this will... Read More

More Dicamba Decisions

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (DTN) -- Arkansas State Plant Board members voted Nov. 8 during a public hearing and board meeting to approve regulatory changes for the application of products labeled for agricultural use that contain dicamba. In a vote of 10 to ... Read More

China to pledge more U.S. soy imports during Trump visit

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will commit to buy more U.S. soybeans during President Donald Trump’s visit to Beijing this week, a U.S. industry official said, underlining the importance of trade in farm goods even as tensions grow between the world’s... Read More

Western Sugar finishing up beet harvest

The Western Sugar Factory in Scottsbluff is getting close to wrapping up the sugar beet harvest. We are getting close to finishing up, there are a couple of growers left to deliver and we’ll wait for the weather to cooperate. So we can get back ... Read More

Monsanto asks Arkansas to ban herbicide critic from regulatory hearing

CHICAGO, Nov 3 (Reuters) - Monsanto Co has asked Arkansas to block a member of a state regulatory body from participating in a hearing next week that could ban a weed killer linked to crop damage, saying he is biased, the company’s latest attempt t... Read More