First Thing Today | Sept. 2, 2021

Storm damage, power outages keeping all southern Louisiana terminals closed. Argentine producers consider grain and cattle trade strike to protest restrictions on beef exports. Brazil investigating suspected BSE case.

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EPA requests remand of 31 SREs from 2018

The Renewable Fuels Association supports EPA’s reevaluation of the exemptions, but it objects to EPA’s remand request.

Evening Report | Sept. 1, 2021

USDA to review acreage earlier for some crops, including corn and soybeans. Monthly processing reports for corn and soybeans. EPA requests remand of 31 SREs from 2018. Record farmland sale for Iowa.

First Thing Today | Sept. 1, 2021

Transportation expert comments on Hurricane Ida destruction. Russia could extend mineral extraction tax to fertilizer. Indian monsoon rains expected to pick up. Litigation, confusion follow overturning of water rule.

Evening Report | Aug. 31, 2021

SovEcon cuts its Russian wheat crop estimate. Attaché: Covid-19 to have lingering impact on Brazil’s livestock sector. Hours of service waiver extended for livestock haulers.

Climate-smart agriculture is a sustainability solution

"The loud and angry debates over crop-protection products in Europe can give the false impression that farmers like me are prone to over-use chemicals on what we grow," Maria Gabriela Cruz says in this guest blog post.

Argentina extends limits on beef exports another two months

Argentina’s government has extended its restrictions on beef exports until the end of October, a politically charged move that’s likely to anger the country’s meat producers.

First Thing Today | Aug. 31, 2021

CHS says it could be up to a month before power restored at its Louisiana grain terminal. Consultant cuts Brazilian corn crop. Covid-19 hits China's service sector. Final U.S. military plane left Kabul.