John Herath

Articles By John Herath

Sep 18, 2020

Signal to Noise: Just How Much Corn Is China Buying?

This week's DC Signal to Noise Podcast includes updates on the latest Coronavirus aid program and lingering questions about WASDE projections for Chinese corn purchases.

Sep 18, 2020

Censky to Leave USDA, Return to ASA

USDA Deputy Secretary Steve Censky will leave the agency in November to return to his previous job as CEO of the American Soybean Association.

Blender Pump
Sep 14, 2020

EPA Denies Gap Year RFS Waiver Requests

EPA denied so-called "gap year" waivers to the Renewable Fuels Standard on Monday.

Sep 11, 2020

Signal to Noise: Will CFAP2 Be Revenue Based?

Will there be big changes for the second round of the Coronavirus Food Aid Program?

USDA Report
Sep 11, 2020

USDA Lowers Crop Estimates but Still Projects Record Corn Crop

USDA lowered its overall corn crop production projection by 2% and the soybean projection by 3% in Friday’s Crop Production Report, but the outlook for corn is still a record-high 178.5 bu. per acre national estimate.

Sep 09, 2020

Thieves Make Off with Vermont Farm’s Entire Hemp Crop

A Vermont farmer woke Monday morning to find his entire hemp crop stolen, all 50 plants sheared off at the base of the stem.

Sep 04, 2020

Signal to Noise: What's in CFAP 2?

Will money for 2020 crops, livestock indemnity or biofuels be in the second round of the Coronavirus Food Aid Program?

Derecho After
Sep 03, 2020

NASA Wants Farmers' View of Derecho Damage

NASA wants help from farmers to fine-tune satellite data from the Aug. 10 derecho that flattened crops across Iowa and Illinois.

Aug 28, 2020

Signal to Noise: Did the Conventions Change Anything?

This week's podcast offers a debate of what was and was not accomplished in the part national conventions and a peek forward to a possible announcement on the Renewable Fuels Standard in Iowa soon.