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The coronavirus and cheap oil are hitting the fuel business so hard that ethanol plants are shutting down. Some may never come back.

Across the country, dozens of ethanol plants have closed, gone idle or reduced production as Americans and people across the world have dramatically cut back on driving amid the pandemic.

“Corn is your largest commodity in the state, and ethanol is the corn producer’s largest market, and agriculture is the largest industry in the state, so this is very significant,” said Lisa Richardson of the South Dakota Corn Growers Association.

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DES MOINES — The National Pork Producers Council announced March 30 its board of directors has decided to cancel the 2020 World Pork Expo in J…

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s latest “Cattle on Feed” report, released March 20, shows the number of animals on feed to be essentially …

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The $2 trillion stimulus aid legislation sent to President Donald Trump for signing March 27 includes several important provisions for agriculture.

The situation surrounding COVID-19 changes on a daily and even hourly basis is the United States. There’s currently no evidence that this part…

The National Milk Producers Federation’s coronavirus webpage is expanding, adding a farmer handbook to address dairy-production needs. The gro…

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MADISON, Wis. – An order from Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, made March 24, will shut nonessential businesses for a month. The order goes into eff…

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When reports of the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the U.S., very few people had likely heard of coronaviruses, with some notable exceptions - ca…

OPINION  The U.S. Department of Agriculture is rising to meet the challenges associated with the new coronavirus disease, Covid-19. As leaders…

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture continues to be open for business to provide services to the American people. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture…

The United States is confronting an outbreak of a novel coronavirus that causes serious respiratory disease. It may be deadly for older people…

OPINION  The following is in response to the continued spread of COVID-19 – the coronavirus – in the United States, and to its potential impac…

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Producers should not change their spring planting intentions because of the coronavirus outbreak, according to North Dakota State University E…