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Senators Want RFS Meeting With Biden

26 Oct 2021
LINCOLN, Neb. (DTN) -- With silence coming from the Biden administration for more than a month on the Renewable Fuel Standard, a group of U.S. Republican senators asked the administration for a meeting at the White House to discuss biofuels policy. The ethanol industry has been for more than a month riding a wave of press reports and rumors about p...

Heavy Rain's Impact on Crop Harvest

26 Oct 2021
A strong system developed in the eastern Plains on Friday and brought rounds of widespread moderate to heavy rain across a good portion of the Corn Belt through Monday before it exited eastward. This system dropped over 1 inch of rain from far eastern Nebraska and Kansas almost straight eastward through the Corn Belt and into the Mid-Atlantic. A la...

Timber and Goats Make a Perfect Pair

26 Oct 2021
By Dan Crummett, Progressive Farmer Contributor For 45 years, Jerry Bird has been managing a 75-plus-acre stand of loblolly pines on the rolling hills of Oglethorpe County, in northeastern Georgia. During much of that time, his work didn't return a great deal for his efforts, he said. "This part of Georgia sits on a massive formation of granite not...

USDA Crop Progress Report

25 Oct 2021
This article was originally posted at 3:05 p.m. CDT on Monday, Oct. 25. It was last updated at 3:37 p.m. CDT on Monday, Oct. 25. ** OMAHA (DTN) -- Farmers took advantage of drier conditions most of last week -- before wetter weather arrived this past weekend -- to push corn and soybean harvest ahead by double digits, USDA NASS said in its weekly na...

Minnesota Farmer Signs Plea Agreement

25 Oct 2021
LINCOLN, Neb. (DTN) -- The U.S. Department of Justice has agreed to not seek the maximum sentence against a northwest Minnesota farmer who pled guilty to one count of making false statements to the Federal Crop Insurance Corp., according to the plea agreement. Kevan Jon Nelson signed a plea agreement that will require him to pay restitution to the ...
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