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The drought adds to the severity of the 2021 fire season

Jul 23, 2021 | 3 min

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, this past June was the hottest in 171 years of record keeping. The high temps continue to put pressure on the West and Midwest as the...

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Bipartisan Senate Bill Would Kill Corn Ethanol Mandate

Jul 23, 2021 | 3 min

Ethanol, predominately made from corn, has been a federal mainstay in the U.S. gasoline supply for more than 15 years. Over the past few weeks, the ethanol industry has been enduring increasing...


Growth in local food continues for CSAs

Jul 23, 2021 | 6 min

Family members returning to the farm is common in rural America, but its seldom a retirement project. Iowana Farms in Crescent, Iowa began in that way when Terry Troxel started farming her uncle’s...

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Economic Outlook: July 16, 2021

Jul 16, 2021

Economic reports are seen as snapshots in time of factors into the health of the economy. Two such pictures paint an image of more money required to make a purchase by consumers and those making the...

Rains arrive in the Corn Belt while wildfires sweep the West

Rains arrive in the Corn Belt while wildfires sweep the West

Jul 16, 2021 | 3 min

Another week of extremes as flood warnings blanket southern Missouri and northern Ohio. Red Flag warnings in place for parts of Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. As of Friday, 59 large fires in a dozen U.S...

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Bill looks to rewrite E15 rules

Jul 16, 2021 | 3 min

Two consecutive Fridays delivered challenging news for the ethanol industry in court rulings. The Year-Round Fuel Choice Act was introduced this week by a host of lawmakers on both sides of the aisle...

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Biden Executive Order Could Help Famers and Ranchers

Jul 9, 2021 | 2 min

Two companies hold 68 percent of the carbonated soft drink market in the United States. Four airlines have nearly 65 percent of the domestic market share. The meat packers, farm implement...

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Fishermen Applaud Agricultural Help to Cut City's Mississippi River Nutrient Flows

Jul 9, 2021 | 7 min

The Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021 was introduced into the House in March. The bill would reauthorize and revise several grant programs to treat water pollution such as...

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Economic Outlook: July 2, 2021

Jul 2, 2021

This Fourth of July holiday will look different with bigger crowds in leisure spots and more staff in places like amusement parks, hotels and bars. -- U.S. businesses added 850,000 jobs in June,...

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