Unpredictable chemical shortage hits US farms

CHICAGO, June 27 (Reuters) – U.S. farmers have cut back on the use of common herbicides, sought substitutes for popular fungicides and altered planting schedules amid ongoing shortages of agricultural chemicals that threaten to cut harvests. Spraying smaller amounts of herbicides and using less effective fungicides increases the risk that weeds and diseases will affect … Read more

Biden administration leans on Tesla to reform renewable fuel policy

Jun 23 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden rarely mentions electric car maker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) in public. But privately, his government has leaned on the company to help draft a new policy to allow electric vehicles (EVs) to benefit from the country’s lucrative renewable fuel subsidies, according to emails verified by Reuters. The Biden … Read more