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 […]

Corn, Soybeans: Updated Supply, Demand, Price Prospects, Webinar, Aug. 10

🕔Jul 13, 2018The webinar will review the USDA’s U.S. corn and soybean yield and production forecasts released on August 10. The production forecasts will be combined with projections of marketing year consumption […]

Corn, Soybeans: How Accurate Are Yield Forecasts Based on Condition Ratings?

🕔Jun 28, 2018Recent crop condition ratings continue to provide support to the notion of excellent yield potential for corn and soybeans this year. Previous farmdoc daily articles (June 13, 2018; June 14, 2018 ; June 20, 2018) […]

Corn: What About Those High Early Season USDA Ratings?

🕔Jun 15, 2018The USDA’s first condition rating on May 27, 2018 indicated that 79% of the U.S. corn crop was rated in good or excellent condition. This information has undoubtedly contributed to the rapid […]

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