Recent price support caused by a lower national yield forecast dissipated this week, as negative consumption news and improving weather for harvest appeared, says University of Illinois ag economist Todd Hubbs.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a rule change that would make it clear air emissions reporting for animal waste is not required for livestock operations under current regulations.
Iowa was not one of the original plaintiffs fighting WOTUS, but a ruling Tuesday allows the state to join the fray. “The EPA’s WOTUS Rule imposes unnecessary burdens on Iowans,” Iowa Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg said.
USDA's acreage numbers injected a substantial amount of uncertainty into both markets that appears set to stay in place throughout the summer, according to University of Illinois agricultural economist Todd Hubbs.