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Another record year for E15 sales in Minnesota

2023 was another record year for E15 sales in Minnesota. Brian Werner with the Minnesota Biofuels Association tells Brownfield data from the Department of Commerce shows the state sold more than 127 million gallons of fuel blended with 15 percent ethanol last year. “And it... Read More.

Broiler sets down on week, up on year

Broiler sets and placements were mixed last week. The USDA says 242.684 million eggs went into incubation, slightly fewer than the previous week, but 1% above a year ago, with the average hatchability rate of 79.3%. Those birds will head to meat production late... Read More.

Wheat export inspections up on week, year

The USDA says corn export inspections as of the week ending March 7th remain ahead of the pace needed to meet expectations for the current marketing year. The 2023/24 marketing year kicked off June 1st for wheat and September 1st for corn, sorghum,... Read More.

Biologicals can be a smart investment in a tight margin year

As farmers manage inputs in a tight margin year, FMC Regional Technical Manager in the Heartland Gail Stratman says biologicals can be a smart investment that takes yield potential to the next level. “FMC has products like Ethos-Elite this year. It combines an insecticide... Read More.

Soybean oil export sales hit marketing year high

U.S. export sales were mixed during the week ending February 29th. Global trade in most major commodities continues to be impacted by the strength of the dollar relative to the currencies of other major exporters, big crops out of South America and Russia,... Read More.

A big year for pork on the global market

2023 was a stellar year for pork exports.  The head of the US Meat Export Federation says that strong global demand continues to be the top story for the U.S. pork industry.  Dan Halstrom says there was broad-based... Read More.

Ethanol stocks inch closer to one year high

The U.S. ethanol supply is the largest in nearly a year. The U.S. Energy Information Administration says domestic stocks are the biggest in the last 50 weeks at 26.051 million barrels, an increase of 29,000 on the week and 731,000 on the year. The Renewable... Read More.

Sorghum export sales hit marketing year high

The USDA says the week ending February 22nd was another mixed week for U.S. export sales. Business continues to show the impact on trade from the strength of the dollar relative to other currencies, which limits U.S. competition on the global market. Sorghum... Read More.

Ethanol stocks near one year high

U.S. ethanol stocks swelled last week as production moved modestly lower. The U.S. Energy Information Administration says the domestic supply of ethanol was the largest since mid-March of 2023 at 26.022 million barrels, an increase of 520,000 on the week and 1.247 million on... Read More.