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Biofuels: Filling Gaps in the Renewable Fuels Standard with Biodiesel

Biofuels: Filling Gaps in the Renewable Fuels Standard with Biodiesel

👤by Scott Irwin and Darrel Good, University of Illinois Ag Economists 🕔Jul 20, 2017

In the farmdoc daily article of July 12, 2017, we calculated the likely size of the “gaps” in biofuels consumption created by the EPA implementation of the Renewable Fuels Standards (RFS) for the years 2014 through 2018. The conventional ethanol

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Biofuels: EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard Rulemaking for 2018 — Still a Push

Biofuels: EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard Rulemaking for 2018 — Still a Push

👤By Scott Irwin and Darrel Good, University of Illinois Ag Economists 🕔Jul 13, 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the proposed rulemaking for the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) for 2018 and the biomass-based diesel volume requirement for 2019 on July 5th. In this article, we analyze the expected outcome of implementing the newly announced mandates.

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Biofuels: What’s Up with Ethanol Production Profits?

Biofuels: What’s Up with Ethanol Production Profits?

👤By Scott Irwin, University of Illinois Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics 🕔Jul 3, 2017

In a farmdoc daily article last week (June 22, 2017), we showed that biodiesel production profits in the U.S. had moved into the black in recent months, seemingly defying the typical pattern of losses in years following the expiration of

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NAFTA: Ag Groups Making the Case for Their Particular View in Hearings – DTN

NAFTA: Ag Groups Making the Case for Their Particular View in Hearings – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Jun 30, 2017

Early testimony from agricultural industries Tuesday on the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement reflected an array of views on the impact of the trade deal and the Trump administration’s move to renegotiate NAFTA. Fruit and vegetable farmers

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Corn: Food or Fuel? Study Finds Ethanol is an Economic and Social Loss

Corn: Food or Fuel? Study Finds Ethanol is an Economic and Social Loss

👤By Lois Yoksoulian, University of Illinois 🕔Jun 28, 2017

Corn is grown not only for food, it is also an important renewable energy source. Renewable biofuels can come with hidden economic and environmental issues, and the question of whether corn is better utilized as food or as a biofuel

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Iowa: Trump Visit Salutes Agriculture – DTN

Iowa: Trump Visit Salutes Agriculture – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jun 23, 2017

President Donald Trump told Iowa farmers and ranchers Wednesday evening that he will continue to stand with them on a number of issues.  During a campaign-style rally, Trump said he will defend attacks on ethanol, work to eliminate the estate

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Ethanol Groups Push for Legislation to Improve Market Competition – DTN

Ethanol Groups Push for Legislation to Improve Market Competition – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔May 22, 2017

National ethanol groups are pushing for the market expansion of E15 on two fronts, putting pressure on Congress as well as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week to pass legislation and to change federal regulations. With just 41 legislative

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Corn-Based Ethanol Group Pressures EPA to Stay on Track – DTN

Corn-Based Ethanol Group Pressures EPA to Stay on Track – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Apr 25, 2017

Citing federal data that shows ethanol cracked through the blend wall in 2016, the Renewable Fuels Association on Monday asked U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to keep the Renewable Fuel Standard on track for corn-based ethanol in 2018.

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Ethanol Broke 10% Blend Wall; Oil Industry Questions Safety – DTN

Ethanol Broke 10% Blend Wall; Oil Industry Questions Safety – DTN

👤 By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Apr 20, 2017

The Renewable Fuels Association declares the 10% ethanol “blend wall” was broken through last year, based on federal numbers released by the U.S. Energy Information Agency.   The blend wall has been a symbolic cutoff between the renewable fuels industry

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Welch on Grain: U.S. Feed Numbers Little Changed

Welch on Grain: U.S. Feed Numbers Little Changed

👤By Mark Welch, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Apr 12, 2017

Market Situation WASDE. U.S. feed grain numbers were little changed in the April World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates. Corn on balance was unchanged with a 50 million bushel reduction in feed use offset by a 50 million bushel increase

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