Winter wheat avoided major losses during the latest cold snap.
Minor County, South Dakota, farmer Arlen Foster filed a lawsuit challenging USDA's Swampbuster Act.
Rural and agricultural land prices continue strong, as demand outpaces supply in most areas.
Representatives from the seed industry have stepped in to work with state regulators and EPA on potential cleanup plans for the AltEn ethanal plant in Mead, Nebraska. The site has millions of gallons of contaminated wastewater in ponds and 84,000 tons of contaminated wet cake that cannot be used for feed or applied to the soil.
The Biden administration on Thursday released some principles and goals on its plan to conserve 30% of U.S. land and water under an initiative called "America the Beautiful." Pushing back on critics, the White House plan heavily stresses that expanding conservation efforts will be a voluntary effort. The plan calls for increasing incentives for farmers, ranchers and forest owners to increase conservation.
EPA Administrator Michael Regan, along with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, toured the Lincolnway Energy ethanol plant near Nevada, Iowa, and hosted a roundtable discussion with producers. Ethanol producers made the case that the Biden administration shouldn't put all of its stock in electric vehicles. Regan also later visited a Superfund site in downtown Des Moines.
Retail fertilizer prices inched upward compared to last month, a potential sign that months of rapid increases have come to an end.