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Breaking down supply and demand

USDA’s latest supply and demand estimates were released Wednesday, and Iowa State University Extension economist Chad Hart says there weren’t many revisions from May. He tells Brownfield there are signs soybean demand is improving, with China making recent purchases.  The post Breaking down supply... Read More.

MMPA announces partnership to supply Amul products

 The Michigan Milk Producers Association has announced it’s partnering with the world’s largest dairy cooperative to develop ethnic fluid milk products for U.S. consumers.President and CEO Joe Diglio tells Brownfield the co-founder of Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Limited based in India was a... Read More.

USDA assessing supply chain funding needs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is exploring how the agency can support food supply chain resiliency long-term. Rural Development Deputy Under Secretary Farah Ahmad tells Brownfield, “Strengthening the resilience of America ‘s food supply chain—we know that’s vital to everyone in our country and... Read More.

Hay supply under pressure in Tennessee

Moderate rainfall and warm temperatures were two features of February in Tennessee. The USDA says those conditions have helped pastures bounce back from drought last fall and the deep freeze in January, with early season grasses starting to emerge. That should help relieve some of... Read More.

Ethanol production up slightly as supply tightens

U.S. ethanol production moved a little bit higher last week while stocks were tighter. The U.S. Energy Information Administration says production averaged 1.084 million barrels a day, up 1,000 on the week and 55,000 on the year. Iowa State University’s Center for Agricultural and Rural... Read More.

MDARD ’25 budget would invest in people, supply chains

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director says the governor’s 2025 budget proposal adds capacity to expand the ag economy. Tim Boring tells Brownfield the department is evaluating ways to offer conservation technicians competitive salaries and reduce employee turnover. “Working with growers on... Read More.

U.S. ethanol production, supply up on week

U.S. ethanol production and stocks both climbed higher last week. The U.S. Energy Information Administration says production averaged 1.033 million barrels a day, up 42,000 on the week and 33,000 on the year. Iowa State University’s Center for Agricultural and Rural Development says estimated operating... Read More.

Ethanol production rebounds, supply falls

U.S. ethanol production bounced back last week. The U.S. Energy Information Administration says production averaged 991,000 barrels a day, up 173,000 from the previous week’s weather impacted near three year low, but down 37,000 from a year ago. Iowa State University’s Center for Agricultural and... Read More.

Ethanol supply jumps as production falls

Ethanol stocks have grown for eight weeks in a row, while production dropped to a near three-year low. The U.S. Energy Information Administration says the domestic ethanol supply of 25.815 million barrels was the largest since March 2023, an increase of 0.5% on the... Read More.

Grants available to improve supply chain efficiency

Missouri Agriculture Director Chris Chinn says new USDA-funded grants are available to help improve the efficiency of the middle of the ag supply chain. “This funding came about because of COVID. USDA saw some bottlenecks in the food processing system and this money is... Read More.

Food supply chain funding available for Ohio

The Ohio Department of Agriculture will fund $12.6 million in projects that support the food supply chain. The agency says the funding will invest in the state’s food system to support supply chain coordination, processing, and distribution. Applications will be accepted until March 15. The funds... Read More.