Biofuels: Have Small Refinery Exemptions Destroyed E85 Demand?

🕔Jan 17, 2019There continues to be considerable interest in whether small refinery exemptions (SREs) under the RFS have “destroyed” demand for ethanol in the physical market. It seems obvious that this would […]

Corn Market: Closeup View of the Crop’s Diversified Customer Base – DTN

🕔Jan 17, 2019The corn market had been moseying in an upward direction through fall and winter, and then, upon approaching the higher end of its long-term sideways range, it started moseying back […]

Distillers Grains: Tightening Supplies from Reduced Ethanol Production – DTN

🕔Dec 26, 2018The domestic distillers dried grains average spot price from the 40 locations DTN contacted was $3 higher, at $164 per ton, for the week ended Dec. 20, versus one week […]

Hubbs on Grain: Prospects for Corn Use from Ethanol Production

🕔Dec 21, 2018The WASDE forecast of corn use for ethanol production decreased by 50 million bushels in the December report. Ethanol use for corn slightly lags behind last marketing year’s consumption level […]

Ethanol Production and Crop Prices – Is There a Connection?

🕔Dec 21, 2018Land-use change is in the forefront of human-nature interaction and is the nexus of food security, farm economy, greenhouse gas emission, and ecosystem services. How the development of corn-based biofuel […]

Biofuels to House: Octane Idea a Dud – DTN

🕔Dec 14, 2018In a hearing before a U.S. House of Representatives committee on Tuesday, biofuel interests stood their ground and told lawmakers a proposal to replace the Renewable Fuel Standard with a […]

Trade-Aid: Congressman Wants Payments on Planted Acres Not Harvested Acres – DTN

🕔Nov 29, 2018A Louisiana congressman who serves on the House Agriculture Committee wants to change the way soybean farmers are paid under USDA’s trade-aid program. Rep. Ralph Abraham, a Republican who represents […]

Biofuels: Election Makes RFS Reform Unlikely – DTN

🕔Nov 20, 2018Any talk of Congressional reform of the Renewable Fuel Standard may have gone up in smoke following the recent election, as a spokesperson for the American Petroleum Institute told reporters […]

Hubbs on Grain: Corn Prices Unimpressed by Smaller Crop

🕔Nov 12, 2018The USDA reports released on November 8 contained a lower corn yield, significant revisions to Chinese corn data, and a downward revision of some major corn consumption categories.  Corn prices […]

Farm Bill: The “Won’t Work” List Versus Supply Management – Commentary

🕔Nov 7, 2018The 2018 Farm Bill is being written in an intensely partisan environment. We see it in the campaign rallies and in the ads on television.  We see the results of […]

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