Minnesota Drivers Turning to Unleaded 88

With a turn of the steering wheel and a press of the gas pedal, Minnesota drivers are pulling up in increasing numbers to the Unleaded 88 dispensers at their fueling stations and filling up with Unleaded 88, the 15% ethanol-gasoline blend made with Minnesota-grown corn. The October report (the latest available) from the Minnesota Department …

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Boozman, Braun Introduce Bill to Protect Family Farmers & Ranchers from Burdensome SEC

Boozman, Braun Introduce Bill to Protect Family Farmers & Ranchers from Burdensome SEC Climate Rules: WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR), ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and committee member Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) have introduced legislation to protect family farmers and ranchers from burdensome greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reporting …

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World Oil Seed Report

Oilseed markets continue a bearish trend as high production in many exporting countries outweighs the effect of war on major sunflower producer Ukraine. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in its biannual Food Outlook report, published on Nov. 11, pointed out that the world production of oilseeds in 2022-23 is “forecast to rebound …

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North Dakota State Mill and Elevator Association

The story of the North Dakota State Mill and Elevator Association began a century ago when the state’s wheat farmers sought an alternative buyer to combat what they felt were unfair business practices on the part of the railroads and flour mills in Minneapolis, Minnesota, US. Read more here: https://digital.world-grain.com/sosland/wg/world-grain-november-2022/index.php#/p/42

USDA Scientists & Partners Address Soil Moisture Challenges

A part of the severe financial impact includes higher crop insurance and the high cost of water for irrigation. Since 2008, the USDA’s Livestock Forage Disaster Program has offered over $7.6 Billion in assistance to farmers to offset this cost. But monitoring soil moisture can provide farmers with over 70 percent cost savings on irrigation. …

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Wheat Industry Gets Boost from Biofuel Protein Plant

Wheat industry gets boost from biofuel, protein plant A new wheat protein processing center is providing welcome news to the breadbasket of America. In Phillipsburg, Kansas, a corn ethanol plant is being retooled so that it can produce wheat-based biofuel and wheat protein (gluten) for the baking and pet food industries. Amber Wave, through its …

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Teacher Tours Help Educators Trace Connections to Agriculture

Teacher tours help educators trace connections to agriculture Generations now separate most schoolkids from any direct experience of farming. Maybe their great-grandparents, or their great-great-grandparents farmed. Still, one thing hasn’t changed: agriculture provides things we need and enjoy every day. But how do you help kids understand that connection? Twenty-five teachers spent three days in …

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Carbon Markets 101

Carbon Markets 101 Nearly 20 percent of the human body is carbon. In fact, carbon has been called the “duct tape of life” since it is at the core of more chemical compounds than all other elements combined. But certain forms of carbon pose a serious problem for our planet. Carbon dioxide, especially emissions from …

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USDA Opens New Application Window for HBIIP

USDA Opens New Application Window for HBIIP. The USDA is scheduled to open a new $100 million, 90-day application window for the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program on Aug. 23, according to a document published in the Federal Register on Aug. 22. The HBIIP is a competitive grant program that aims to significantly increase the …

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Baby Food Farmers to Start Agronomy Training Session Focused on Soil Biodiversity

Many farmers follow traditional agronomy practices passed down from previous generations. Very often, they would benefit from more awareness of how a deeper understanding of the nature of their soil can improve output. With this training, Symrise Diana Food agronomists can show farmers the role soil plays in producing fruits and vegetables that capture all …

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Beyond Grain Train

NGFA Submits Comments to STB on Private Railcar proceeding 

NGFA Submits Comments to STB on Private Railcar proceeding. NGFA submitted opening comments on June 30 to a petition for rulemaking at the Surface Transportation Board (STB) that would incentivize Class I railroads to more efficiently use the freight railcars supplied by railcar owners, shippers, and other non-railroad entities. “It is more evident than ever …

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What India’s U-turn on Wheat Exports Means for World Markets

What India’s U-turn on Wheat Exports Means for World Markets. India’s ban on wheat exports has delivered a fresh blow to world markets already reeling from tight supplies due to output issues in traditional export powerhouses Canada, Europe and Australia and snarled supply lines in the war-torn Black Sea area. Benchmark wheat futures in Chicago …

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Hot Topics

Consumers have spent more on food in 2022 than in 2019, even when adjusted for inflation

Real, or inflation-adjusted, monthly food spending in the United States has increased in 2022 as compared to the same period in 2019, before the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Inflation-adjusted food spending measures the quantity of food spending after removing price increase effects.

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What effect do biofuels have on the environment?

This discussion has been going on for years and continues through today. Many articles have been written on the subject and most with a very slanted view depending on the author and the companies / institutions funding the study. One can assume the view of the article once you understand the investor in the article. Will there ever be a true scientific study that is reliable or are supposed science based articles up to the highest bidder. Where is our true scientific community today?

Food Traceability Challenge

Food safety and traceability continue to be growing concerns for customers. The FDA has results of its Food Traceability Challenge.

Purchasing food products online

As more consumers move to purchasing food products online the FDA is researching the best method of providing human and animal foods sold online directly to customers.

Internet security in Agribusiness

Internet security and continued diligence of staying current with threat protection tools is of the upmost importance in Agribusiness companies.

Ethanol production

Ethanol production in the US increases in September.

Internet security in Agribusiness

Internet security and continued diligence of staying current with threat protection tools is of the upmost importance in Agribusiness companies.

IRS audits

IRS audits may be on the rise, are you prepared?

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