Ag Economy Supported By Interest Rates, Land Values

(IARN) — The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) – Economic Research Service (ERS) expects net farm income to rise in 2020. Early forecasts suggest a three-percent increase, bringing total net farm income to $96.7 billion. Read more

New Options For Producers Enrolling In ARC/PLC

(IARN) — Agricultural producers soon need to finalize crop insurance plans.

United States farmers have until March 15 to enroll in the Agriculture Risk Loss (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. Read more

E15 Sales Reach Record In 2019

(IARN) — A new Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) analysis found approximately 500 million gallons of E15 were sold nationwide in 2019, setting a new record. RFA says the record proves that the Trump administration’s elimination last summer of an obsolete regulatory barrier is working. However, sales would have been even stronger if not for the RFS compliance exemptions granted by EPA to dozens of refineries. Read more