American Ethanol to Plant Trees and put Green in Spring

During the month of April, the National Corn Growers Association will join NASCAR® in kicking off its second year of the NASCAR Race to Green Campaign. The campaign is intended to highlight the environmental accomplishments of green programs put in


EPA’s McCarthy Stands Up for Proposed Biofuel Target Cuts

According to Reuters – Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy told the House Appropriations Committee U.S. energy markets can’t absorb the levels of biofuels required by law to be blended into the fuel supply this year. After proposing cuts in

American Ethanol-NASCAR

American Ethanol and NASCAR Green Promote Environmentally Friendly Biofuels

American Ethanol announced last week that they are again partnering with NASCAR® for the NASCAR Race to Green™ initiative. The goal of NASCAR Race to Green is to highlight the accomplishments of green programs that NASCAR and a wide range

Governor Mike Pence-14 Fish Fry-2


 In announcing his intention to allow SEA 340 to become law without his signature, Governor Pence issued the following statement: “Low-cost energy is an essential element of Indiana’s economic development and prosperity. The simple fact is that higher energy costs will

Ethan Fagen

Ethanol’s Littlest Lobbyist

Wearing a tie and sporting a “Don’t Mess with the RFS” button, 10-year-old Ethan Fagen was the youngest of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Biofuels Beltway marchers this week on Capitol Hill. Ethan came along with his grandfather, Ron Fagen of ,


Biodiesel Tax Credit Impacts for Blenders, Producers

f the biodiesel tax credit is extended, it could change the way producers and blenders value the incentive. weighs how renewal of the federal $1-a-gallon biodiesel blenders credit could be changed to provide more incentives for producers. If there is a

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Rail Congestion Pushes Ethanol Prices Higher

U.S. ethanol  climbed in the sixth straight session on Monday, expanding their premium to gasoline futures to the largest in 2-1/2 years as gridlock on the nation’s railroads continued to slow shipments of the grain-based biofuel, traders and analysts said. Slow turnover


Valero Buys Indiana Ethanol Plant

Valero Renewable Fuels purchased the ethanol plant in Mount Vernon, Ind., from Aventine Renewable Energy on Friday, March 21, 2014. Valero owns another ethanol plant in Indiana about 40 miles northwest of Indianapolis and nine other plants across the U.S.

Americans United

Ethanol Sponsors Sunday Show TV Ad Blitz In Nation’s Capital

 As the EPA weighs the non-existent pros and the many, many cons of their proposed rule to gut the Renewable Fuel Standard that determines how much renewable fuels should be mixed with gasoline, Americans United for Change announced a Sunday

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Oil Closes at More Than One-week High

Oil futures climbed on Wednesday to close back above $100 a barrel as traders assessed comments from the Federal Reserve on monetary policy and the U.S. economy, and weekly data showing a jump in U.S. crude supplies and a drop


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April 17th Morning Outlook With Arlan Suderman

  The Ag commodity markets will be closed tomorrow for the Good Friday holiday ahead of Easter.   The extended three-day holiday weekend increases risk for traders carrying positions through the period due to possibility of unexpected developments in Ukraine,


Jim Riley Market Review for 4/16/2014

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