Monday, May 22, 2017 12:55PM CDT
National biofuel interest groups are pressing members of Congress to pass legislation and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to change rules to allow the E15 market to expand.
Monday, May 22, 2017 12:48PM CDT
Farm leaders representing ag exports in beef, pork, rice, corn and wheat are all somewhat concerned about losing their current market access as a result of the Trump administration's planned renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Others, however, said the administration could use the trade talks to lower the national trade deficit and recalibrate trade so it benefits farmers more and corporations less.
Monday, May 22, 2017 12:47PM CDT
In this week's Crop Tech Corner, Illinois researchers work with Kraft to make corn a source of natural food dyes, EPA's pyrethroid review is open for comment again and GM crops make strides around the world.
July corn was down 2 3/4 cents, July soybeans were down 5 1/2 cents, and July Chicago wheat was down 3 cents.
Look for live and feeder contracts to open moderately higher, supported by follow-through buying and the premium status of recent feedlot sales. Lean hog futures should open on a mixed basis with nearbys gaining on deferred