Industry News | 12-03-2018


Soybean Prices, Deere Shares Jump After China Agrees to Buy 'Substantial' US Ag Products

Soybean prices surged Monday on the back of a trade truce between the U.S. and China in which Beijing agreed to buy more American agricultural products.
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EPA Boosts RFS Volumes, Industry Concerned About More Refinery WaiversEPA Boosts RFS Volumes, Industry Concerned About More Refinery Waivers

EPA released target volumes for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program for 2019 as anticipated, on Friday, holding conventional volumes at 15 billion gallons, but boosting targets for advanced biofuels, cellulosic and biodiesel. 
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Robots Could Cut Costs, Boost Profits in Troubled Agriculture IndustryRobots Could Cut Costs, Boost Profits in Troubled Agriculture Industry

Faced with seesawing commodity prices and the pressure to be more efficient and environmentally friendly, farmer Jamie Butler is trying out a new worker on his 450-acre farm.

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U.S. Pork Losses From Trade Dispute with Mexico: $1.5 BillionU.S. Pork Losses From Trade Dispute with Mexico: $1.5 Billion

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) called for an end to a trade dispute Saturday that has cost U.S. pork producers an estimated $1.5 billion this year, according to Iowa State University Economist Dermot Hayes.
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Brazilian Digital Ag Leader Announces Plans to Establish Operations in Indiana

Solinftec, a digital agriculture company that grew quickly in Latin America by making sugar cane and row crop operations more efficient, announced last week that it plans to invest $50.6 million to establish operations at its U.S. headquarters near Purdue University to bring high-tech solutions to American farmers, creating 90 jobs in 2019 and up to 334 high-wage jobs by 2022. 
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