Ethanol production levels hit highest point since July

Ethanol production levels hit highest point since July

The U.S. Energy Information Administration announced ethanol output topped the million-barrel a day mark for the first time in two months during the week ending on October 8. At the same time, inventories also began to decline. Biofuel production jumped to an average of 1.032 million barrels a day during…
U.S. fertilizer industry commits 70-million acres to nutrient stewardship

U.S. fertilizer industry commits 70-million acres to nutrient stewardship

The Fertilizer Institute looked to the future in announcing an industry-wide commitment to commit 70 million acres under 4R Nutrient Stewardship management by 2030. Acres managed under the 4R concept incorporate practices that use the right fertilizer source at the right rate, at the right time, and in the right…
Project focuses on diversifying midwest farms

Project focuses on diversifying midwest farms

Two Iowa State University researchers will join a five-year project that seeks to make Midwestern agriculture more resilient by moving away from the dominant corn-soybean rotation. The $10 million project is funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Iowa State joins Purdue University researchers, who say, "Growing…
Nebraska State Climate Office develops weather sensor calibration lab

Nebraska State Climate Office develops weather sensor calibration lab

To provide people with accurate data about rainfall, temperature, wind speed and more, climatologists in states across the nation lead strategic installations of research-grade weather stations across their states. Weather stations are finely tuned machines, expected to record key data within finite margins of error. But even high-tech systems need…
The KAAPA Ethanol Weekly Crop Progress Report for October 12

The KAAPA Ethanol Weekly Crop Progress Report for October 12

U.S. corn was 41% harvested compared to the five-year average of 31%, and soybeans were 49% harvested, ahead of the five-year average of 40%, as of Sunday, Oct. 10, USDA NASS said in its weekly Crop Progress report on Tuesday.  U.S. corn condition was rated 59% good to excellent, unchanged…