Cellulosic Production Idled
Thursday, November 21, 2019 6:40AM CST
POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels in Emmetsburg, Iowa, one of the few commercial cellulosic ethanol plants operating in the country, will pause cellulosic production and focus on research and development. Company officials pointed to the way EPA has managed the Renewable Fuel Standard under the Trump administration as the main cause for the decision.
Farm Credit Head: System Safe, Sound
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 2:19PM CST
The head of the Farm Credit Administration told members of Congress the system remains strong despite financial challenges in agriculture.
Cash Market Moves
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 2:16PM CST
Sugarbeet growers in eastern North Dakota and northwest Minnesota had to leave frozen beets unable to be harvested in the ground, with some losing a significant amount of their 2019 crop.
CFTC Chair Keeps Focus on Ag
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 2:14PM CST
As the CFTC takes another crack at rules that would place trading limits on speculative noncommercial traders, the commission's new chairman said CFTC has incorporated several recommendations to try to ease some concerns of agricultural hedgers. The debate about position limits has been over the balancing act between what constitutes a bona fide hedge and what meets the definition of speculation.