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EPA Names 10 More Efficient Corn Ethanol Producers

Ten more corn ethanol plants were approved through the U.S. EPA’s efficient producer petition process (EP3) at the end of January, bringing the total to 19. The in December. The 10 corn ethanol plants include Badger State Ethanol LLC, Green

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USDA Announces Funding for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that rural agricultural producers and small business owners can now apply for resources to purchase and install renewable energy systems or make energy efficiency improvements. These efforts help farmers, ranchers and other small business


ACE Elects New Leaders

During its first meeting of 2015, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Board of Directors elected officers to help lead the grassroots advocacy organization. Elected to serve as officers were: President – Ron Alverson, representing Dakota Ethanol, LLC Vice President

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Ethanol Expands Global Reach

U.S. ethanol exports reached near-record levels in 2014, sending 836 million gallons of ethanol worth $2.1 billion to international markets, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) explained today in its new publication “.” The publication offers a succinct overview of the

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Oil prices up 4%

Crude-oil futures settled with a more than 4% gain to reclaim the $50-a-barrel level on Thursday, as better-than-expected jobless claims data in the U.S. and a higher economic growth forecast for the European Union helped improve the outlook for energy

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“A Huge Step Backward” for Energy Independence

On Wednesday, Reps. Bob Goodlatte, Jim Costa, Steve Womack, and Peter Welch reintroduced the RFS Reform Act. Chip Bowling, president of the National Corn Growers Association, issued the following statement: “Once again, Rep. Goodlatte and his colleagues have put Big Oil

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Brazil to Raise Ethanol Blend in Gasoline to 27 pct

‘s struggling sugar and ethanol mills got more good news on Monday after the government granted an expected increase in the national blend of the biofuel in gasoline to 27 percent on Feb. 15 from the current 25 percent, industry

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NFU Says President’s Proposed Budget Includes Crucial Investments for Agriculture

President Obama released his 2015 budget proposal yesterday (Monday) – and National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson says the president has demonstrated meaningful support for the men and women who grow the nation’s food, feed, fiber and fuel. One of


Biodiesel Plants Closing Due to RFS Uncertainty

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) is asking the Environmental Protection Agency to immediately establish biodiesel volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard to avoid further damage to the industry. In a telephone press conference Friday morning, NBB officials highlighted fallout from


Corn Growers Debunk Latest Anti-Ethanol Study

The National Corn Growers Association today issued the following statement in response to a study released by the World Resources Institute.Statement by Keith Alverson, South Dakota corn grower and a member of the Corn Board:“This ‘new’ study is just more


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Indiana Weather Forecast 2/27/2015

Snow is in the forecast for this weekend, but the next wave of energy to come through at midweek next week has become all sorts of a mess.   We should see decent sunshine today and tomorrow as we gear


Jim Riley Market Review for 2/26/2015

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