**The USDA has released the 2022 U.S. Total Farm Production Expenditures summary that are estimated at $452.7 billion, up from $392.9 billion in 2021, up 15.2%.

The four largest expenditures totaled $219.6 billion, accounting for 48.5% of total expenditures last year.

These include feed, 18.5%, farm services, 10.8%, livestock, poultry, and related expenses, 10.1%, and labor, 9.2%.

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**Ethanol groups welcome new legislation that seeks to level the playing field for vehicles running on low-carbon liquid fuels like ethanol.

The Fuel Fairness Act, introduced last week, would provide a meaningful incentive for automakers to manufacture flex-fuel vehicles in addition to battery electric vehicles.

Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor says, “This bill would level the playing field, so both electricity and low-carbon biofuels can drive progress toward a net-zero future.”


**For the first time in Purdue University polling, more farmers than not say Congress is UNLIKELY to pass a farm bill this year.

Some 36% of large-scale farmers and ranchers surveyed for the Ag Economy Barometer said a farm bill was “very” or “somewhat” unlikely this year.

Two months ago, 40% said it was “very” or “somewhat” LIKELY this year. Now, only 30% say so.


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