Project Liberty to Celebrate with Grand Opening

POET-DSM’s is celebrating the ethanol plant’s production of cellulosic ethanol produced from corn stover and corn cobs during a grand opening celebration on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. The event will be held in Emmetsburg, Iowa and will showcase what POET-DMS calls

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Crop Report Should End Food VS. Fuel Debate

On Tuesday USDA released its August World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report. For corn, the report confirmed recent private estimates that the U.S. is on track to produce a record crop. The 2014 corn crop is estimated at 14.032


Who Wins if We Lose America’s Renewable Fuel Standard?

The Fuels America coalition launched a new campaign featuring one of its largest digital campaigns to date, pointing to actors like the Koch brothers and others who stand to personally gain if America loses the Renewable Fuel Standard. The campaign—which

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Increasing Ethanol Plant Throughput

Syngenta’s Enogen corn trait technology is the first genetically modified output trait in corn specifically for the ethanol industry and in the past two years since it has been released the industry has seen increasing adoption. “We’re a new product that’s

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US Ethanol Exports Up Slightly in June

U.S. exports of denatured and undenatured ethanol totaled 59.9 million gallons (mg) in June, up 13% from the seven-month low in May, according to RFA analysis of government data released today. Year-to-date exports through the first half of 2014 stood

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Oil Futures Hit 6 Month Low

Crude-oil futures ended at a fresh six-month low on Wednesday, with a boost from a decline in supplies proved short-lived. Crude oil for delivery in September fell 46 cents, or 0.5%, to end at $96.92 a barrel on the New York Mercantile

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Collin Peterson Honored for Ethanol Support

The  meeting in Minneapolis this week honored Congressman Collin Peterson of Minnesota with its highest award for supporters of ethanol, the Merle Anderson award. Anderson himself presented Peterson with the award, as well as an ethanol lapel pin and five dollars

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Austin Dillon Captures Truck Trophy in Pocono

American Ethanol spokesman Austin Dillon made a diversion on his way to racing for a slot in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Championship this weekend, and the shortcut in Pocono landed him another trophy for his collection. Dillon, who finds himself in

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Oil Prices Continue to Fall

On the , light, sweet crude futures  was down $2.10, or 2.1%, to end at $98.77 a barrel. That was the lowest settlement since March 17, and one that brings monthly losses to 6.8%, snapping a two-month winning streak. The monthly decline was

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Grassley Adds Biodiesel, Wind Amendments to Jobs Bill

A U.S. senator has filed amendments to a jobs bill that would renew the expired wind energy and biodiesel tax incentives… although he admits it could be just political posturing. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) wants to add the renewals to the


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Closing Comments

Closing Comments Corn The world is full of uncertainty heading into the three-day holiday weekend, with Russia invading Ukraine and Britain raising its terror threat due to developments in the Middle East. Yet, one thing is becoming more certain. We’re


Jim Riley Market Review for 8/29/2014

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