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Renewable Fuels Standard due June 1.

The Environmental Protection Agency is supposed to finally deliver a Renewable Fuels Standard by June 1st.  They are to announce the proposed standards for 2014, 2015 and 2016.  Renewable Fuels Association senior vice president Geoff Cooper says EPA and the White House have been very quiet on this so they have no idea what the... Read more »

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A little decline ahead of the long weekend

Cash cheese nudged a little higher while everything else was a little lower in the dairy markets on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange on Friday. For the week, cash cheese barrels are down a quarter-cent, blocks lost 3 cents, butter fell 8.25 cents and nonfat dry milk is a quarter-cent higher.  Class III futures for June... Read more »

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USMEF official: U.S. needs TPP to stay competitive

A top official of the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) says the U.S. needs to finalize the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement if it wants to remain competitive in the world market. USMEF president and CEO Phil Seng says other countries are “stepping up their game” when it comes to meat exports. “We better pass TPP... Read more »

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NPPC applauds ?Walmart's commitment'

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) is applauding, what it calls “Walmart’s commitment to sustainable and responsible farming”.  NPPC spokesman Dave Warner says that’s something that America’s pork producers do every single day. “The specific policy that Walmart is asking its suppliers to adopt, we align pretty well with most of those,” Warner says. Especially... Read more »

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Grains, oilseeds lower ahead of Memorial Day

Soybeans were lower on fund and speculative selling, with November closing at a new contract low. Soybean planting has been delayed in some areas by rain, with the next set of estimates out on Tuesday. Weekly export inspections are also delayed until Tuesday. Demand continues to be strong, but the supply is only getting larger.... Read more »

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