The EPA received pushback on its Renewable Fuel Standard proposal for 2023 to 2025, as farmers and biofuel producers told the agency during a public hearing Tuesday that investments in soybean crush plants would be in jeopardy with the proposal.
The legislation would establish regional cash minimums and equip producers with more market information, including permanently authorizing a cattle contract library. The bill is reintroduced after getting extensive discussion in the last Congress, but did not receive any floor votes.
Cold air continues to set across the Great Lakes and Northeast, producing lake-effect snow showers Friday afternoon. Warm air spreads east through the country over the weekend. » More DTN Weather Commentary
Farmers at the No-till on the Plains winter meeting highlighted how regenerative practices help them reduce costs and improve productivity. Ohio Farmer David Brandt, who was honored at the event with a Legacy Award, said more conventional farmers would save money if they put a greater emphasis on protecting their fields from soil erosion and reducing fertilizer losses from their fields in the process.