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USDA says dairy markets impacted by weather

The USDA says winter weather impacted some dairy markets during the past week. The Agricultural Marketing Service’s latest report says the winter weather affected dairy operations in eastern states, and some milk intended for Class III cheese processing were redirected into bottling for grocery... Read More.

Ethanol production impacted by holiday week

U.S. ethanol production and stocks were both lower last week. The U.S. Energy Information Administration says production averaged 1.011 million barrels a day, the lowest since early October, down 12,000 on the week and 7,000 on the year with some plants operating at reduced... Read More.

Wildfires impacted crop for north central OH farmer

A north central Ohio farmer says harvest has been slow to get started because of development issues. “We had kind of a shady summer from the smoke from the wildfires in Canada.” John Linder says soybeans are too wet and they’re just getting started with... Read More.

Biofuel groups slam EPA for RFS rules, say demand will be impacted

Biofuel groups are expressing their disappointment with the Environemtal Protection Agency’s blending requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard.  While EPA slightly raised requirements for biomass-based diesel fuels, the agency lowered ethanol quotas.  Biofuel blending requirements are 20.94 billion gallons in 2023, 21.54 billion gallons in... Read More.

Report shows how equipment innovations impacted dairy industry

A new report from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers shows how modern tools and management have improved dairy farming.  The Environmental Benefits of Modern Dairy, Hay, and Forage Production Technologies report shows U.S. and Canadian milk yields have gone up 19% in the... Read More.

Illinois farmers impacted by federal dicamba label change

The Environmental Protection Agency has moved up the dicamba application deadline, further restricting the herbicide in Illinois for the 2023 season.    The federal label change announced Thursday says over the top dicamba applications cannot be made on soybeans after June 12th or the V4... Read More.

How inflation has impacted consumer food spending

Consumer budgets are tightening and that will likely continue to impact demand for food items like meats, vegetables, and dairy products. Lucas Fuess with RaboResearch digs a little deeper into some of the consumer spending trends he’s seeing. AUDIO: Healthy Living on consumer food spending

Indiana farmer says corn yields impacted by hot and dry weather

Harvest is right around the corner for west central Indiana farmer Paul Hodgen. “We’ll have stuff here within probably two or three weeks where we’ll start harvesting some of the early corn and some of the early beans,” Hodgen said. “We’re probably three weeks... Read More.