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President Rejects Keystone XL

6 Nov 2015
By Chris ClaytonDTN Ag Policy EditorandTodd NeeleyDTN Staff Reporter OMAHA (DTN) -- Art Tanderup came in from harvesting corn to see the announcement. President Barack Obama said Friday he was ending the permit process for the Keystone XL pipeline. "I don't remember when I've ever been so danged happy," Tanderup said in a phone interview. "There wa...

Co-ops to Vote on Merger

5 Nov 2015
By Todd NeeleyDTN Staff Reporter OMAHA (DTN) -- The boards of directors for two Iowa farmer cooperatives have voted to let their members decide on a proposed merger that would make the new company one of the largest in the country, according to a news release from the companies Thursday. Farmers Cooperative Co. and West Central Cooperative this wee...

Farmers Hold Corn Tight

5 Nov 2015
By Katie MicikDTN Markets Editor OMAHA (DTN) -- This year’s bumper corn crop is mostly in the bin, and it’s going to stay there until cash prices improve. Very little of this year’s corn crop has been priced, a recent DTN 360 Poll showed. Of 429 responses to the online survey, 44% of farmers said they’ve sold or forward priced less than 10% of the...

Senate Passes WOTUS Resolution

4 Nov 2015
By Todd NeeleyDTN Staff Reporter OMAHA (DTN) -- At first read, the passage of a U.S. Senate resolution Wednesday gives hope to farmers and ranchers across the country who fear the potential consequences of the waters of the United States rule. The Senate passed a resolution of disapproval of the rule by a 53-44 vote, largely along party lines. Howe...

Heavier Semi Weights Defeated

4 Nov 2015
By Chris ClaytonDTN Ag Policy Editor OMAHA (DTN) -- On Tuesday night, the House of Representatives rejected an effort pushed by the semi-truck industry, and backed by groups such as the Soy Transportation Coalition, to permit six-axle, 91,000 pound semi-trailers on the interstate system. The proposed floor amendment to the highway bill failed wit...
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