This Week in Agribusiness, March 30, 2024

EPA’s snub of renewable fuels, land values, grain bin monitoring, new John Deere equipment, commodity transportation impacts, cover crops and carbon, fuel delivery trailers and supply chains are featured this week.

March 30, 2024

46 Min View

Geoff Cooper, president and CEO, Renewable Fuels Association, talks with Mike about the EPA’s decision to disregard usage of biofuels for emissions reduction in light duty vehicles. He also talks about the benefits of renewable fuel use, and what’s next for the renewable fuels industry.

Ray Brownfield, Land Pro LLC, joins Mike at the desk to talk land markets, including land value price changes, auction vs. private treaty, area saturation, land investors, pasture value, recreational ground increases and more.

Mike recaps the Prospective Plantings report information.

Greg Soulje is in with a weather forecast for the week.

Mike talked with John Oden, a Kansas farmer, at Commodity Classic, who installed Bin Manager by AGI to monitor stored grain, from installation to operation, as well as the appeal of the technology.

Mike also talked to Emily Preibe, manager, John Deere, about the customer excitement around the new John Deere lineup and improvements, including tractors, air carts, sprayers and combines.

Mike Steenhoek, Soy Transportation Coalition, joins Mike to talk about the bridge collapse in Baltimore, and how it will impact ag exports and imports. While it’s not as big an issue for grain, the port of Baltimore is used for ag equipment. Mike also touched on China investing in infrastructure in South America to transport soy and other commodities, and the impact that will have on global competitiveness.

Greg is back with an extended weather outlook.

Mindy Ward, Missouri Ruralist editor, talks to Mike about the cover crop field day she recently attended, including new cover crop seeding tech, carbon markets

There’s a 1954 Farmall Super M in Max's Tractor Shed this week.

Mark Stock shares the lineup for BigIron Auctions.

The FFA tribute this week goes to Christian Pena, Kansas State FFA president.

In the ag tech segment, Chad Colby talks with Steven Ile, Thunder Creek Equipment’, about fuel delivery with fuel trailers and truck upfits.

Talking with Mike, Curt Blades, Association of Equipment Manufacturers, talks about the possible disruption of the ag equipment supply chain with the bridge collapse, as well as current equipment supply and demand

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