More bid time for ERS and NIFA (USDA): Universities and localities will have until Oct. 15, rather than the original deadline of Friday, to submit “expressions of interest” to be the new home of two USDA statistical agencies that Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has decided to move out of Washington.
Two weeks in jail for Papadopoulos (New York Times): A federal judged sentenced former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos to 14 days in jail for lying to FBI agents about contacts with Russian intermediaries.
Food price index holds steady (FAO): The price of cereal grains went up, but sugar and vegetable oils declined, with the net result that the food price index was virtually unchanged in August.
Bill would require reallocation of RFS waivers (DTN/Progressive Farmer): Two midwestern lawmakers filed a bill to force EPA, when it issues a hardship waiver exempting a small-volume refinery from the RFS, to reallocate the gallons to other refiners to prevent a back-door reduction in the RFS.
Slow-speed internet equals lost income (Illinois Newsroom): Grain merchandiser Gary Smith, who works for a grain elevator in downstate Illinois, says a slow internet connection to the fast-moving Chicago futures markets can be costly.
It’s Monsanto movie time (CBC): Twenty years ago, Monsanto and Canadian farmer Percy Schmeiser tangled in an epic court case over GMO canola seeds that were growing on the farmer’s land, but that he did not buy. Christopher Walken is the lead in a feature film being shot in Winninpeg that relives the battle.