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In Fulton, a Malt House Is Ready to Open — in an Ethanol Plant
April 13, 2017 – 10:51 am | No Comment

by Payne Horning (WRVO)  Nearly 20 years after the Miller Brewing Plant in Fulton closed its doors, a new craft malt house is opening in the same factory.
The 1886 Malt House is setting up shop …

Farm Bill: Lower Expectations
February 3, 2017 – 12:46 pm | No Comment

by Jerry Hagstrom (DTN Progressive Farmer)  About two-thirds of a bipartisan group of around 50 lobbyists said this week they expect Congress not to finish the farm bill until 2019 and think that it will …

Gearing Up for Farm Bill Season
January 6, 2017 – 4:40 pm | No Comment

by Jessie Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  EESI will take periodic looks at the ongoing debate surrounding the anticipated 2018 Farm Bill. This article is the first in the series.  — …  Amidst a backdrop …

USDA to Pay Farmers More than $7 Billion Due to Low Crop Prices
October 5, 2016 – 2:07 pm | No Comment

by Tom Polansek (Reuters)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture will pay more than $7 billion of taxpayers’ money to farmers this fall to keep them afloat in the face of low crop prices, agency officials said …

USDA Results: Powering America with a More Sustainable Energy Future
October 3, 2016 – 3:51 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  … The Obama Administration has pursued a carefully balanced approach, deploying technologies that improve the very best of our existing energy sources, while rigorously implementing policies that invest in the second and …

Crop Insurance Gives Farmers More Planting Flexibility
June 23, 2016 – 11:26 am | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  Insurance Changes Expand Farm Safety Net for Double Cropping  —  Acting Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Michael Scuse today announced that the federal crop insurance program will provide additional flexibility to farmers. …

Insurance for New Biofuel Crop Now Available
January 19, 2016 – 6:01 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture/PRMediaRelease) Carinata Producers Need to Make Insurance Decisions Soon — USDA’s Risk Management Agency today announced that producers in Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota can insure carinata by written agreement under the …

Unearthed: A Rallying Cry for a Crop Program that Could Change Everything
February 6, 2015 – 2:58 pm | No Comment

by Tamar Haspel (The Washington Post)  …It’s crop-neutral insurance. But, dull as it sounds, it might be the key to getting our agriculture policy more in line with public health priorities.
That goal is getting some attention. …

USDA Provides Greater Protection for Specialty Crop Growers
December 16, 2014 – 4:21 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that greater protection is now available from the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program for crops that traditionally have been ineligible for federal crop …

Milo Poised to Help Water Woes in Western Kansas
December 8, 2014 – 5:52 pm | No Comment

by Tim Unruh (Salina Journal)  Grain sorghum could be among the keys to reducing the massive mining of water in western Kansas, once it’s deemed economically desirable.
Long an ugly stepcousin in the family of Kansas …

Benjamins for Biofuels in the 2015 Obama Budget: The Digest’s 7-Minute Guide
March 6, 2014 – 12:20 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Vitally interested in President Obama’s proposed 2015 budget and the 411 on grants, incentives, tax credits, loan guarantees and R&D support — but haven’t got the time to read all …

White House Proposes Cuts to 2015 USDA Budget
March 5, 2014 – 1:49 pm | No Comment

by Christopher Doering (Des Moines Register)  The White House proposed Tuesday nearly $24 billion in discretionary spending for the U.S. Agriculture Department in its fiscal year 2015 budget proposal, a decline of close to $2.5 …

Declining Corn Prices Hurting South Dakota Farmers
October 29, 2013 – 2:09 pm | No Comment

by Jeff Natalie-Lees (Aberdeen News)  Corn is about one-half the price it was a year ago, a movement that will dramatically impact farmers’ bottom lines.
The cash price for corn at North Central Farmers Elevator in Ipswich …

Biofuel Crop in Need of Insurance Protection, Says University Professor
September 20, 2013 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

by Claire Everett (Daily Illini)  … Jody Endres, professor in environmental, natural resources and energy law, said while the USDA and other government agencies employ a variety of methods to encourage the growing of miscanthus for biofuel …

Corn Growers Place Policy Priorities On Legislators’ Desks
August 29, 2013 – 3:54 pm | No Comment

by Janell Baum (Farm Futures)  National Corn Growers President Pam Johnson says NCGA membership ready to move forward on the farm bill; reinforces stance on Renewable Fuel Standard
It’s a common refrain at the 2013 Farm …

For Montana Biofuel, It’s Not Easy Being Green
March 12, 2013 – 6:30 pm | No Comment

by Tom Lutey (Billings Gazette)  When it was first promoted as a biofuel source perfect for the Montana plains, camelina looked to many like a weed. Seven tough years later, its persistence is being tested.
Acres planted …

Environmental Activists Attack Crop Insurance Industry
June 1, 2012 – 1:37 pm | No Comment

by David Rogers (Politico)  …At issue are government-backed premium discounts designed to make the insurance more affordable to farmers. While not truly cash subsidies, the costs have soared in recent years and fit neatly into …

North Dakota State University Partner in $1 Million Energy Beet Project
February 3, 2012 – 11:03 am | No Comment

(AgWeek/NDSU Agriculture Communication)  A project that will develop an advanced biofuel from energy beets and provide growers across North Dakota with a new industrial crop is taking another important step forward, fueled by a significant …

Risk Management Agency Announces Pilot Crop Insurance Program for Camelina
December 30, 2011 – 1:28 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  The USDA’s Risk Management Agency has developed a pilot program to insure camelina. The program, which will be available in selected counties in Montana and North Dakota for the 2012 …

U.S. Biofuel Camelina Production Set to Soar
December 6, 2011 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

by John Daly (OilPrice.com)  Biofuel sources currently under development include algae, jatropha and camelina. Of the three, camelina is increasingly emerging as the frontrunner in attracting initial investment worldwide, as global demand for aviation fuel …

USDA Announces New Insurance Pilot Program for Biofuel-Friendly Oilseed Crop with Potential to Create Jobs, Stimulate Rural Economies
December 5, 2011 – 9:39 am | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) has announced a new pilot program of insurance for camelina beginning with the 2012 crop year. Camelina is an oilseed crop …

Biofuels’ Potential to Transform the Global Economy
August 9, 2011 – 9:27 am | No Comment

by John C.K. Daly (Oilprice.com)  After years of existing largely as an environmentalist’s fantasy, commercial production of biofuels for the world civil aviation industry is slowly becoming a fact, with production starting up across three …