Headline News

02/15/2019
WOTUS 60-Day Public Comment Begins

The EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers published the proposed waters of the United States rule this week.

02/15/2019
USDA to EPA: What About Plan B on E15?

With time running out for the EPA to complete a rule to allow year-round E15 sales, it may be possible to allow sales anyway.

02/15/2019
The Market's Fine Print

After emerging from the economic recession of the last decade, the U.S. beef herd has been in expansion gear since 2014. Black-cow genetics make up a large part of that herd.

02/14/2019
Mato Grosso's Bumpy Ride

Mato Grosso has some farming advantages with its vast acreage, but the ability to get grain to port, either on the Amazon or direct to ocean port, is a seven-day haul for semi-trucks hauling the state's bounty of agricultural commodities. The government is promising to improve the infrastructure for commodities going to export.

02/14/2019
Analyst: Worst is Behind Ethanol

As ethanol margins continue to struggle, an industry analyst told a National Ethanol Conference audience the worst is behind it.

02/14/2019
Kub's Den

In recent years, there have been reliable opportunities to lock in futures spreads and earn "carry" for storing grain six months past harvest. The upward trend of flat prices from harvest to springtime is less reliable.

02/13/2019
Worrying About Weeds

Weeds are an old problem. But weed scientists will need new, transformational technology to keep them at bay in modern agriculture.

02/13/2019
Mato Grosso Cotton Planting Up

Cotton planting has increased for Mato Grosso's safrinha crop as major growers such as Amaggi invest more in cotton infrastructure. At the same time, the U.S. is expected to plant 14.5 million acres of cotton, a 2.9% increase from last year.

02/13/2019
Todd's Take

Once again, USDA gave us another reason not to take estimates of world grain stocks too seriously.