Ag News

  • Treated Seeds a Focus of Consent Decree

    EPA on Wednesday published a proposed consent decree for a lawsuit filed last December by the Center for Food Safety and the Pesticide Action Network North America. The agreement states EPA will decide by Sept. 30 on whether to begin drafting regulations for treated seeds or reject the environmental groups' demands.
  • Federal Judge Vacates Trump 2019 ESA Reforms

    A federal judge in California vacated a 2019 Trump administration rule that finalized reforms to the Endangered Species Act. The reforms were supported by agriculture groups.
  • Derecho Brings Winds, Damage, Rain

    The National Weather Service on Tuesday classified a storm that hit South Dakota, Iowa and southern Minnesota Tuesday evening as a derecho. South Dakota weather stations reported winds reached as high as 99 mph around Howard, South Dakota, northwest of Sioux Falls. Winds across parts of Iowa hit 80 mph, though the storm weakened as it reached the eastern edge of Iowa.
  • DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends

    Retail fertilizer prices for the fourth week of June 2022 continue to be down from the previous month. Prices were led lower by urea, which was down 11% compared to last month.
  • Ag Risks Over China's US Projects

    The concerns over Chinese investment in U.S. agriculture and the proximity to an Air Force base with lots of military technology have all intersected at a corn mill project in North Dakota.
  • EPA Requires ESA Labels on Insecticides

    The EPA on Thursday announced the final biological opinion on chlorpyrifos, malathion and diazinon, calling for new label restrictions on their usage, mostly on the East and West coasts.
  • EPA Proposes New Atrazine Restrictions

    The EPA has proposed new label restrictions on the use of the herbicide atrazine, opening a 60-day public comment period.
  • USDA Reports Summary

    USDA on Thursday released its Acreage and Quarterly Grain Stocks reports.
  • Shipping, Labor and Regulatory Fixes

    The various challenges of labor in rural America, transportation and reliance on foreign countries for key inputs were repeated themes as executives from Cargill Protein, John Deere, Dairy Farmers of America, MFA Inc., and the Mid-Kansas Coop each touched on individual challenges in their businesses during a Kansas City Agribusiness Council forum Thursday.
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