The Biden administration spent much of 2021 assessing the trade landscape left by the Trump administration, but the U.S. ag sector is looking for a new agenda in 2022 as uncertainties, concerns and opportunities lie ahead.
Stakeholders from all sides of the Renewable Fuel Standard cautioned federal regulators Tuesday about moving forward with its proposed multi-year set of blending targets for the nation’s biofuel mandate.
The Biden administration is still planning to hit exports of potash fertilizer from Belarus with sanctions, but it won’t do so until the end of April. That will give farmers time to stock up on the input, according to the National Corn Growers Association.
The U.S. Court of International Trade has agreed to take into consideration arguments by five major U.S. farm groups against a decision this year by the U.S. International Trade Commission to allow tariffs to be placed on phosphate fertilizer imports from Morocco and Russia.
Now that farmers and the companies and consultants who support them have embraced the need for field-level data collection and have adopted myriad methods for gathering it, ag leaders say the industry has reached the critical juncture of figuring out what to do with all that information.
A major Trump administration action to expand the availability of higher blends of biofuels suffered a significant legal setback Friday that could lead to a fresh moratorium on summertime sales of 15% ethanol blends.