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Highway Bill Rescues Insurers

1 Dec 2015
By Chris ClaytonDTN Ag Policy Editor OMAHA (DTN) -- Congress appears to have agreement on a five-year highway bill, but the people dancing the most over a bill to lay asphalt may be the crop insurance industry. The conference report for the highway bill includes a provision that eliminates the $300-million-a-year cut in crop insurance that was par...

Biodiesel Claims RFS Victory

1 Dec 2015
By Todd NeeleyDTN Staff Reporter OMAHA (DTN) -- Biodiesel industry officials hope the final Renewable Fuel Standard volumes announced Monday are the beginning of a new federal-policy era for the industry. Officials with the National Biodiesel Board said during a news conference Tuesday the final RFS is one step in the right direction toward providi...

Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy

1 Dec 2015
By Daniel DavidsonDTN Contributing Agronomist Increasing yields without incurring additional costs is what it's about in this economic climate. Planting corn earlier guarantees the best yield potential. However, environmental factors and management also enter the picture, but these also tend to take a bigger toll the later you plant. Generally, I t...

RFS Volumes Set

30 Nov 2015
By Todd NeeleyDTN Staff Reporter OMAHA (DTN) -- The much-anticipated, three-year Renewable Fuel Standard volumes released Monday came in below overall volumes set in the 2007 law but higher than EPA proposed back in April, and include corn-based ethanol volumes below the statutory cap of 15 billion gallons. The EPA announced a three-year program th...

Macri Plans Soy Export Tax Cut

30 Nov 2015
By Alastair StewartDTN South America Correspondent SAO PAULO, Brazil (DTN) -- Argentina's new president-elect, Mauricio Macri, will follow through on plans to cut the soybean export tax by 5 percentage points to 30% and sweep away restrictions on corn and wheat shipments from Dec. 10, the country's next agriculture minister, Ricardo Buryaile, told ...
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