The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced Wednesday that it had obtained a consent order and permanent injunction against Mark Vanderploeg, formerly of Glendale, Ariz., and three of his companies, including DVC Farms of Minneapolis.
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Emerson Nafziger is used to seeing yield differences between corn fields, but says this year's crops are showing more variability than any he has seen in 30 years as a University of Illinois crop scientist.
URBANA – Extension specialists at the University of Illinois and the University of Wisconsin are interested in discovering the methods soybean producers use to find and share information in light of recent technological and economic change.
In Minnesota, the nation’s leader in E85 pumps, sales fell off by more than half this spring compared with the year before, a disappointment to E85 producers and the farmers who supply them with corn to make the fuel. It’s also a letdown for those who hoped the blend would provide a cleaner alternative to gasoline and accelerate the move away from fossil fuels.
Continued bans on U.S. pork imports by China, Russia and more than a dozen other counties have baffled government and industry officials, leading some to speculate that the issue is more about market share than health concerns.
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