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Ag transportation uncertainties rise

A growing list of transportation challenges is threatening the ag industry. American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall tells Brownfield supply chain disruptions are mounting for farmers. “The water level in the Mississippi is low, we can’t find enough truck drivers, there’s not enough labor... Read More.

Demand continues to rise for E15

E15 sales are on pace to break another record this year. Geoff Cooper is the President and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association. “Much of that was facilitated by the fact that the Biden administration issued a series of emergency waivers that allowed retailers... Read More.

Ethanol production, supply rise on week

U.S. ethanol production moved higher last week, the fourth week in a row with a gain. The U.S. Energy Information Administration says production averaged 1.033 million barrels a day, up 17,000 on the week for the highest average since late July, supported by good... Read More.

Ethanol production down sharply, stocks rise

U.S. ethanol production fell sharply again last week due to the lower trend in crude oil prices and uncertainties about demand. The U.S. Energy Information Administration says production averaged 855,000 barrels a day, a drop of 46,000 on the week and 59,000 on the... Read More.

Wheat abandonment rate expected to rise

The head of the Kansas Wheat Commission expects the state to have a higher-than-average abandonment rate this year due to ongoing drought conditions. Justin Gilpin tells Brownfield, “The USDA projection is right around that 8-to-10 percent higher for the state,” he said. “There’s definitely... Read More.

Cash rental rates continue to rise

An ag economist says Iowa farmers could pay more in cash rent as rates continue to rise. Iowa State University Extension economist Dr. Alejandro Plastina says stronger commodity prices and farmland values are causing rates to climb. “Tenants do have better access to a more... Read More.