Biden Sets in Motion Gasoline Policy Shift to Boost Ethanol
The Biden administration is advancing a fuel policy shift demanded by Midwest governors who expect it will encourage filling stations to sell higher-ethanol E15 gasoline and offer it year round.
Texas, Midwest at Risk of Blackouts if Winter Brings Deep Freeze
Power grids from Texas to the Midwest are at risk of blackouts if a prolonged deep freeze sets in this winter, regulators warned Nov. 18.
Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin DOTs Win AASHTO Awards
Transportation projects in four Midwestern states recently received awards from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.
Crazy Midwest Weather Contributes to Farmers’ Stress
A survey conducted by Farm Futures showed that 53% of respondents said 2019 is the most difficult year they’ve faced as farmers — that includes 49% of baby boomers and mature growers, who lived through the 1980s farm crisis, according to the poll of 711 growers carried out from July 21 to Aug. 3.
Corn in Recovery Mode With Summer Weather Here
After a cold, soggy start to the season, it’s finally feeling like summer in the Midwest, and corn fields are recovering. A turn toward warmer weather should be beneficial for the battered crop, and government data signal that conditions are starting to bottom out.
Midwest Deluge Spurs Cut in US Estimate for Soybean Acreage
The spring deluge in the Midwest and Great Plains spurred a cut in the U.S. forecast for soybean acreage, a bigger reduction than analysts expected.