Corn: Here We Go Again – How Long to Plant the U.S. Crop?

🕔Apr 18, 2019USDA’s release of the March Prospective Planting report indicated an increase in planted acreage for corn in 2019.  At 92.8 million acres, the report shows approximately 3.7 million additional acres […]

Biodiesel Production Profitability in 2018: Did Headwinds or Tailwinds Dominate?

🕔Mar 28, 2019The U.S. biodiesel industry faced strong headwinds in 2018 due to the demand destruction wreaked by small refinery exemptions (SREs).  A recent farmdoc daily article estimated that SREs reduced biomass-based diesel (biodiesel […]

Cotton, Soy: USDA Drops Field Surveys for August Production Reports – DTN

🕔Mar 14, 2019USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service is making some changes in how it projects corn, soybean and cotton production and yields in the August Crop Production reports. On Tuesday, NASS announced […]

Biofuels: Why Are Ethanol Prices So Low?

🕔Feb 15, 2019The U.S. ethanol industry was rocked by low prices in 2018, especially in the second half of the year when prices reached their lowest levels in over a decade (Figure […]

Ethanol: Prices for E85 Relative to E10 – What’s the Difference?

🕔Feb 1, 2019A series of farmdoc daily articles have examined ethanol use in light small refinery exemptions (SREs) granted under the RFS.  The SREs are the main reason that D6 ethanol RINs prices crashed in […]

Ethanol: What’s Behind Rising E85 Use?

🕔Jan 25, 2019A farmdoc daily article last week (January 16, 2019) examined the available data on E85 usage to see if it was negatively impacted by the SRE-driven crash in D6 ethanol […]

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 […]

Grain Prices: Are We Facing the “New Normal”?

🕔Jan 14, 2019This is a presentation summary from the 2018 Illinois Farm Economics Summit (IFES) which occurred December 17-21, 2018. A complete collection of presentations including PowerPoint Slides (PPT) and printable summaries […]

Ethanol Demand Destruction and Small Refinery Exemptions

🕔Sep 14, 2018Small refinery exemptions (SREs) represent the latest controversy to engulf the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). When the U.S. Congress first created the RFS in the Energy Policy Act of 2005 it […]

EPA 2019 RFS Proposed Rulemaking: What You See Is Not What You Get

🕔Jul 13, 2018On June 26, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its proposed rule for establishing the volume obligations under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) (EPA Proposed Rule).  If finalized, the […]

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