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Gas Prices Dropping Below $3 for the First Time Since 2010

Here’s one huge benefit of tanking oil prices. For the first time since Dec. 22, 2010, Americans will be able to fill up their gas guzzlers without too much pain at the pump. On Saturday, the average gas price in the

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E-15 Growth Slowed by Poor Rail Service

Green Plains Inc., whose shares have climbed 80 percent this year, told investors Wednesday that higher blends of ethanol are making it into the nation’s gas supply but that congested rail networks make it hard to get it out there “The


Growth Energy Announces Support for FFA during Annual Convention

At this week’s FFA convention in Louisville, Kentucky, FFA and Growth Energy announced a multi-year sponsorship supporting FFA and agricultural education as a special project of the FFA Foundation. Through the sponsorship, workshops will start immediately at this year national

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Travelers Motor Club and Association Motor Club Support E-15

 Gene Hammond and Mark Muncey, co-owners of Travelers Motor Club and Association Motor Club Marketing, which serve vehicle owners in all 50 States, today announced their support for the new E-15 fuel blend (15 percent ethanol and 85 percent petroleum


Watchdog Group Suing EPA over Failure to Release Communications with Oil Industry

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed a lawsuit against the EPA this week because the EPA failed to produce communication records related to the 2014 renewable fuels mandate. The Hill reports the lawsuit filed Wednesday is over the


Governor Pence Commends New Energy Academy in LaPorte County

Today, Governor Pence commended the partnership between NIPSCO and the LaPorte County Career and Technical Education Program on the creation of the state’s first-ever Energy Academy. This new career and technical education (CTE) program offers hands-on experiences in electromechanical installation

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U.S. Court of Appeals Dismisses E-15 Petition

The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia again denied Big Oil in their attempt to keep E15 from reaching the consumer marketplace. The court found that the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the Engine Products Group (EPG)


Ethanol Industry Applauds Abengoa

Members of the ethanol industry joined with government leaders in applauding Abengoa at the opening of its 500 million gallon cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton, Kansas last week. Among those on hand for the celebration was  (RFA) Vice President of Industry Relations Robert

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As Oil Prices Fall, Questions Rise

U.S. energy policies came into sharp focus last week as the price of crude oil fell to a two-year low. According tothe tumbling oil price has a real impact on Americans’ lives. The good: prices at the pump are at

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Plunge in Oil Good for Consumers and Ag

Plunging oil prices in the U.S. are a pleasant surprise for motorists and it’s mostly good news for American farmers too. American Farm Bureau senior economist Bob Young says the good news after years of higher oil prices is lower


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Closing Comments

Closing Comments Corn Corn traded negatively today as increasing focus on South American weather and the conclusion of harvest in many areas could spell lower trade into the next infusion of fundamental news in January. Corn accelerated through the session


Jim Riley Market Review for 11/24/2014

Agriculture today is not what it was a decade ago and the futures market that is at the heart of the world farm economy has changed dramatically in just the past few years. Electronic trading and speculative funds have rendered