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Gas Prices Jump, Diesel Declines

The national gas price increased for the fifth straight week, while diesel declined slightly. GasBuddy reports the average national gas price increased 11 cents last week to $4.57 per gallon, while diesel fell 1.7...

Planting Continues to Be a Struggle for Many in North Dakota and Northwest Minnesota

As we near the end of May and near key crop insurance final planting dates, we continue to watch planting delays across much of the Northern Plains. Specifically, the Red River Valley has been...

Lack of Grain Exports Driving Global Hunger

A global food crisis, already impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change, is being driven to famine levels worldwide by the war in Ukraine and the resulting lack of grain exports. The United...

Retail Food Price Inflation Varies by Location

New data from USDA’s Economic Research Service shows retail food price inflation varies by locality. From 2012 to 2021, increases in retail food prices ranged from an average of 2.4 percent a year in...

Lawmakers Raise Concerns about FDA Guidance for Plant-Based Beverages

A group of lawmakers tell the White House there’s “no reason” to start allowing regulation regarding plant-based beverages labeled as animal products. Senator Cory Booker, a Colorado Democrat, and Mike Lee, a Utah Republican,...

RFA: STB Proposal Helps, But More Work Needed to Address Rail Challenges

In comments submitted today to the Surface Transportation Board, the Renewable Fuels Association voiced its support for certain regulatory changes intended to expedite relief for rail service emergencies. However, RFA noted that more work...

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