Webinar: Updated Supply, Demand for Corn, Soybeans – June 30 Jun 23, 2020

🕔Jun 23, 2020
Scott Irwin and Todd Hubbs from the University of Illniois FarmdocDaily team will be a grain marketing webinar on June 30 from 2-3pm CST. The webinar will review USDA’s June […]

Soybeans: How Does Late Planting Affect U.S. Average Yield? May 21, 2020

🕔May 21, 2020
Based on recent weekly Crop Progress reports from the USDA, planting progress for the 2020 U.S. soybean crop has been proceeding at a faster than normal pace.  Figure 1 shows that 53 […]

Corn: How Long to Plant the U.S. Crop? Taking a Deeper Look. Apr 28, 2020

🕔Apr 28, 2020
In a farmdoc daily article last week (here), we examined historical data on corn planting progress for three states in the heart of the U.S. Corn Belt—Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa—and showed […]

Corn: How Many Days It Takes to Plant the U.S. Crop? Apr 17, 2020

🕔Apr 17, 2020
The large size of modern planters obviously implies that a planter today can cover many more acres per day than smaller planters of the past.  Based on this observation, it […]

Coronavirus: Ethanol Industry Takes Massive Hit As People Stay Home Apr 9, 2020

🕔Apr 9, 2020
The restrictions put in place to “flatten the curve” in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic have had enormous and historically unprecedented impacts on U.S. gasoline consumption.  The latest weekly […]

Ethanol Demand Destruction Amid Coronavirus Mar 27, 2020

🕔Mar 27, 2020
Extraordinary restrictions have been put in place in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus in the U.S. and many other nations. The restrictions range from shelter-in-place orders […]

Webinar: Updated Supply and Demand for Corn, Soybeans – March 31 Mar 18, 2020

🕔Mar 18, 2020
University of Illinois ag economists Todd Hubbs and Scott Irwin will review USDA’s March 31 Grain Stocks and Prospective Plantings reports and considers balance sheet and price implications for both […]

Biofuels: Blending Law’s Purpose Is To “Err” Towards Industry’s Interests, Court Stresses Mar 13, 2020

🕔Mar 13, 2020
Since 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been generously granting exemptions to small refineries from the renewable fuels mandates on the transportation fuel industry established by Congress under the […]

Biodiesel Production Profits – Digging Deep into the 2019 Numbers Feb 6, 2020

🕔Feb 6, 2020
The U.S. biodiesel industry continued to face strong headwinds in 2019 due to the demand destruction wreaked by small refinery exemptions (SREs). For example, in a previous farmdoc daily article it […]

Ethanol: 2019 Production Profits – Just How Bad Was It? Jan 30, 2020

🕔Jan 30, 2020
The U.S. ethanol industry faced major headwinds in 2019, including low ethanol and dried distillers grain (DDGS) prices and continued policy setbacks in the implementation of the RFS.  There was […]

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