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RFA Calls on California to Stop “Slow-Walking” E15 Approval

In a letter today to the California Air Resources Board, the Renewable Fuels Association called on the agency to expeditiously approve the use of cleaner-burning, lower-carbon E15 gasoline blends, which contain 15 percent ethanol. RFA noted that California is one of only two states in the country that still do not allow the use of E15, and […]

New Engine Technology Forum Debuts

WASHINGTON (October 2, 2023) — The Board of Directors of the Diesel Technology Forum (DTF) is pleased to announce that effective October 2, 2023, the DTF has evolved into the Engine Technology Forum, Inc. (ETF). Building off of two-plus decades of success around the transformation of diesel technology, the scope, mission, and vision of the organization have […]

NAWG Statement on Congress Passing a Continuing Resolution

Washington, D.C. (October 2, 2023) – Over the weekend, Congress passed a short-term continuing resolution, which will fund the federal government through November 17, 2023. While the stopgap appropriations bill is necessary to avoid a government shutdown, the lack of a full fiscal year (FY) 2024 appropriations package continues to slow down the 2023 Farm Bill process. […]

Cattle Group Supports FTC’s Proposed Changes to Premerger Notification Rules

BILLINGS, Mont., Oct. 2, 2023 – Last week, R-CALF USA, in conjunction with anti-monopoly advocacy group Farm Action, submitted comments to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in support of its premerger rule proposal. The proposal would improve the premerger notification rules by implementing the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Antitrust Improvements Act, an amendment to the Clayton Act that requires companies […]

Marking National Nematode Day with $500 Sweepstakes Drawings

Waukesha, Wis. (Oct. 2, 2023) – Weeks of buildup have culminated in National Nematode Day and the announcement of four $500 sweepstakes winners: Alison Blundell Richard Molenaar Joe Wang Bob Bischoff These winners qualified for the sweepstakes drawing by correctly answering questions posed in a series of “Are You Smarter Than a Nematode?” quizzes. The SCN Coalition-led effort to […]

Corteva, Bayer, Supply Majority Corn, Cotton and Soybean Seeds

Two companies—Corteva and Bayer—provided more than half the U.S. retail seed sales of corn, soybeans, and cotton in 2018–20, according to USDA’s Economic Research Service. In recent decades, the U.S. crop seed industry has become more concentrated, with fewer and larger firms dominating seed supply. Today, four firms—Bayer, Corteva, ChemChina’s Syngenta Group, and BASF—control the […]

September 1 Corn Stocks Lower Than Expected

The USDA released the September 1 Grain Stocks and Small Grains Summary Reports last week. Todd Hultman, grain market analyst for DTN, says the September 1 corn stocks were lower than expected. Hultman says, “The new total, September one corn stocks – and by the way, these are the ending stocks for the 2022 to […]

House Ag Spending Bill Future Uncertain After Losing Floor Vote

Defeat of the House USDA spending bill last week over farm and abortion issues leaves the bill’s future uncertain, amid continued political chaos in the chamber. The USDA-FDA bill’s defeat was yet another scar in a House plagued by continued political turmoil within and between the parties, even as a majority came together to avert […]

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