Bureau Of Land Management Taking Steps To Improve Grazing

IABRN — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recently announced it’s preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on new grazing regulations. The bureau’s Notice of Intent appeared in the Federal Register on January 21st. A public comment period is now open and in-person meetings will be held across the western U.S. Read more

U.S. Hemp Growers Association Formed To Support Producers

IABRN — No matter how much agriculture works together for the common good, we all need to break into our little separate groups to talk about the issues facing our commodity, look to the future, and find networking and support in our chosen specialty. We do it with hogs, dairy, corn, beef, soybeans, and more. Now, the U.S. Hemp Growers Association (USHGA) has formed to help provide that level of support and connection for their producers. Read more

Ethanol Industry To Remain Hopeful And Vigilant In 2020

IABRN — “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair. We had everything before us, and we had nothing before us.” No, I am not going to sit here and continue to quote “The Tale of Two Cities”. However, the opening lines of the Charles Dickens classic serve as a great summary of 2019 for the ethanol industry. There were ups and downs, and both of those have the industry looking forward to 2020. Read more