Biodiesel and Soybean Oil Prices – What’s the Relationship?

🕔Sep 8, 2017In a farmdoc daily article almost five years ago (November 2, 2012), we argued that, “…the new era of higher crop prices could be extended well into the future as a result […]

Biodiesel: Projecting RINs Prices Under Different Policies

🕔Aug 31, 2017Introduction In a farmdoc daily article last week (August 23, 2017), we developed a simple economic model to predict D4 biodiesel RINs prices based on biodiesel prices, diesel prices, and […]

Biodiesel: How to Think About RINs Prices Under Different Policies

🕔Aug 24, 2017Introduction Several recent farmdoc daily articles examined the role that biomass-based diesel (BBD) plays with respect to compliance with RFS mandates. Topics covered include: the amount of BBD required to fill the BBD […]

Biomass-Based Biodiesel Prices: How Much Does Policy Matter?

🕔Aug 18, 2017Introduction Biomass-based diesel, which includes both biodiesel and renewable diesel, plays a critical role in compliance with RFS mandates. Since 2013, biomass-based diesel (BBD) has been the “marginal gallon” for […]

Corn, Soybeans: Updated 2017-18 Supply, Demand, and Price Prospects – Video

🕔Aug 11, 2017A webinar presented by University of Illinois Ag Economists Darrel Good and Todd Hubbs that reviews the USDA’s U.S. corn and soybean yield and production forecasts released on August 10. […]

Biofuels: Filling Gaps in the Renewable Fuels Standard with Biodiesel

🕔Jul 20, 2017In 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 […]

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

🕔Jul 13, 2017The 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 […]

Corn and Soybeans: Prospects for Crop Size Based on USDA Reports – Video

🕔Jul 3, 2017This webinar reviews the USDA stocks and acreage reports released last week and discusses the implications for both old crop and new crop balance sheets for corn and soybeans. The USDA’s […]

2017 Crop and Livestock Price Prospects

🕔Jan 2, 2017This is a presentation summary from the 2016 Illinois Farm Economics Summit (IFES) which occurred December 12-16, 2016. A complete collection of presentations including PowerPoint Slides (PPT) and printable summaries […]

Soybean Market: Planting More in 2017? Consider Forward Pricing

🕔Dec 7, 2016Current 2017 fall delivery bids for central Illinois are near $10 per bushel for soybeans while corn is near $3.60 per bushel. At those prices, soybeans are projected to be […]

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