Jan 17, 2022

South Dakota Passes Fine Increases for Unlicensed, Insolvent Grain Buyers

Supporters say current fines don’t deter illegal activity

Nov 19, 2021

New Infrastructure Bill Provides $2.5B for Inland Waterways Projects

Bill also funds safety and research and enables younger truck drivers

Nov 17, 2021

Robert Bonnie Confirmed as Under Secretary of Agriculture

Bonnie will oversee the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Risk Management Agency and FPAC Business Center

Nov 8, 2021

House Passes $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

Package increases much-needed funding for roads and bridges, including targeted funding for rural areas

Nov 8, 2021

NGFA Supports Behnam's Nomination to CFTC

Rostin Behnam has served as acting chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission since January

Nov 3, 2021

U.S.-EU Trade Deal Will Lift Retaliatory Tariffs on Ag Products

Agreement will lift 25% tariffs on American ag exports

Oct 29, 2021

Former Elevator Manager Accused of Embezzling $50,000

DeAnn Marie Holzwarth, 44, of McIntosh-Watauga Equity Exchange in South Dakota, faces three charges

Oct 28, 2021

Washington AG Sues Top Poultry Companies

State of Washington is the latest to file lawsuit alleging collusion

Oct 28, 2021

Future of Agriculture Depends on High-Speed Internet Solutions

New report from Benton Institute for Broadband & Society recommends steps for connecting the farm office, field and community

Oct 21, 2021

Senators Call on DHS to Address Ransomware Attacks

Iowa Senators Grassley and Ernst note continued attacks will affect food supply chain

Oct 7, 2021

USTR Outlines 'New Approach’ to China Trade Relationship

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai says U.S. ag trade with China is ‘unpredictable’

Oct 6, 2021

Former Biofuel Director Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Dumping Wastewater

Christopher Young, who was with Community Fuels, Stockton, CA, was sentenced to 18 months

Sep 15, 2021

Trevino Nominated as Chief Ag Negotiator

AFIA welcomes the nomination, stating it provides much-needed voice for ag trade concerns within USTR and White House

Sep 13, 2021

Ag Secretary Highlights ASF Risks

African swine fever has not been detected in the U.S., and USDA wants to keep it that way

Aug 20, 2021

EPA Bans Chlorpyrifos on Food Crops

Has been associated with potential neurological effects in children

Aug 19, 2021

USDA to Survey County Small Grains Acreage

Will survey producers in 32 states

Aug 11, 2021

Senate Passes $1T Infrastructure Bill

Ag groups support bipartisan legislative package that helps rural communities compete

Aug 11, 2021

Senator Raises Concerns About Sanderson Farms Sale

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley notes combined entity would be 15% of U.S. chicken market

Aug 6, 2021

Vilsack: 'Bold Action' Needed for Wildfires, Drought

Current historic drought and wildland fires are "anything but normal"

Aug 5, 2021

Neogen Faces Investigation Over Iranian Business Deals

Company has been cooperating with OFAC investigation

Aug 5, 2021

NGFA Commends STB Nomination

President Biden nominated Karen Hedlund earlier this year

Aug 2, 2021

AFIA Applauds Passage of House Appropriations Bill

Legislation includes language encouraging FDA to allow feed ingredients be regulated as a feed and not a drug

Jul 27, 2021

House Ag Passes $8.5B Disaster Aid Bill

Legislation would make it easier for farmers to qualify for drought losses

Jul 19, 2021

House Appropriators Secure Waterways Funding

Modernized NESP locks would allow 15-barge tow to pass through in just one lockage, increasing efficiency and boosting U.S. competitiveness

Jul 15, 2021

Caucus Introduces Year-Round E15 Legislation

Legislation would provide key stability and predictability for biofuels producers

Jul 14, 2021

House Chairman Proposes $50B for Rural Broadband

HR 4374 would assure broadband access throughout rural America

Jul 12, 2021

Executive Order Targets Consolidation in Ag

Executive order was directed at several federal agencies, including Surface Transportation Board (STB) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Jul 6, 2021

OECD-FAO Agricultural Presents Trends for Coming Decade

Global agri-food systems need to transform to reach Sustainable Development Goals by 2030

Jun 30, 2021

ADM Sold Grain Plant to Perdue for Fraction of Estimated Value

ADM sold $5.5M property to Sonny Perdue for $250,000 weeks after Trump tapped him as Secretary of Ag

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Marketwatch: Jan, 21

US Corn Price Idx: ZCPAUS.CM

open: 5.9607
high: 6.0092
low: 5.9282
close: 5.9756

US Soybean Price Idx: ZSPAUS.CM

open: 13.5213
high: 13.861
low: 13.4988
close: 13.8203

US Hard Red Winter Wheat Price Idx: KEPAUS.CM

open: 7.7694
high: 7.8347
low: 7.6744
close: 7.7644

US Soft Red Winter Wheat Price Idx: ZWPAUS.CM

open: 7.5197
high: 7.5858
low: 7.4322
close: 7.4955