Economist predicts “modestly stronger prices” in cattle markets

IARN — “COVID-19 was the underlying driver of a lot of the disruption we saw throughout 2020,” shares Michael Nepvuex, American Farm Bureau Federation economist. Nepvuex offered remarks on the cattle market during a breakout session at the Federation’s annual convention. Read more

Biofuels coalition rejects EPA excuses regarding 2017 order

IARN — A coalition of the nation’s largest biofuels and agricultural trade groups filed a reply supporting its motion in the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. The motion was filed on November 23, 2020, and asks the court to enforce its 2017 decision requiring the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to address its improper waiver of 500 million gallons of biofuel demand in the 2016 renewable volume obligation (RVO). The coalition includes Growth Energy, Renewable Fuels Association, National Biodiesel Board, American Coalition for Ethanol, and many more. Read more