Having faced declining and now stagnant crop prices over the last several years, U.S. farmers look to biofuels policy to help expand demand for their crops. Both domestic and international markets may be affected by recent changes in such policies.
The Trump administration is considering a policy change that could allow an extra billion gallons or more of biofuel each year to qualify toward a U.S. mandate, lowering costs for refiners at the expense of ethanol producers, according to people briefed on the discussions.
Corn production is a journey from where you are now to where you want to be, figures Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie. Your destination is maximum profitability.
Tillage is a critical mile marker on the route to profitability. With tillage, the goal is to create uniform soil dens [...]