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.
The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of small refineries seeking relief from the Renewable Fuel Standard, delivering a major blow to biofuel groups in a long-running legal battle over the governance of the nation’s ethanol and biodiesel policy.
The National Corn Growers Association has decided to terminate its Soil Health Partnership, a program that teamed up with farmers to collect data on soil conservation practices such as cover crops and reduced tillage.
USDA has announced the addition of four individuals to staff position, and Lesly McNitt is leaving the National Corn Growers Association and joining the Democratic staff on the House Agriculture Committee.
Clark Ogilvie will be the new general counsel of the Farm Credit Administration, and the American Seed Trade Association has hired Payton Englert as the association’s new director of government affairs.