The Dec. 12 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) brought little excitement to the markets.
The Dec. 12 WASDE report helped corn by raising ethanol usage by 50 million bushel, which reduced ending stocks—good news according to Jerry Gulke as he spoke to Host Pam Fretwell on Farm Journal Radio.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture announced new restrictions on the use of dicamba herbicide for the 2018 growing season.
Here's the latest from the USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates:
Sumitomo Chemical Company, parent company of Valent, recently entered an agreement with DuPont Crop Protection for the development, registration and commercialization of seed treatment technology.
Monsanto moves to stop Arkansas from banning weed killer
As we start December on a mostly positive note for the week, Jerry Gulke, president of the Gulke Group, says it’s not a bad week for agriculture. The good news, he says, harvest is basically done, but the bad news is harvest is basically done, and now farmers have a big crop in the bin they have to get rid of.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) of how much ethanol and biodiesel may be blended into the gasoline supply.
Those levels are roughly equal to this year’s numbers, which is sending mixed response around farm country. Corn producers are relieved at a small uptick in renewable fuel requirements, while biodiesel producers say the EPA did not listen to their plea.
The cellulosic standard is one area lowered for 2018. Opponents say that side of the industry hasn’t picked up as much as expected.
AgDay national reporter Betsy Jibben talks with Robert White, vice president of industry relations with for the Renewable Fuels Association, about the cellulosic number.
Hear EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s reasoning to why the levels are set at the levels on AgDay above as well.