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Argentina’s corn ethanol industry says its ready to boost production 60%

Argentina’s corn ethanol industry says its ready to boost production 60%

April 26, 2016 |

In Argentina, the corn ethanol industry says it is ready to step up to the challenge to significantly boost production in line with proposed blending mandates, with three operating facilities ready and able to expand production within the next 8 to 10 months. With expansion projects of $500 million each, they could boost production by […]

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Summit Agricultural Group breaks ground on Brazil’s first corn ethanol plant

Summit Agricultural Group breaks ground on Brazil’s first corn ethanol plant

April 4, 2016 |

In Brazil, Summit Agricultural Group has broken ground on its corn ethanol production facility, Brazil’s first dedicated corn ethanol plant. The $115 million facility is expected to be completed mid-2017 and will produce 50 million gallons annually for Brazilian markets in addition to high-value feed for the Brazilian livestock industry. Summit expects the facility to […]

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Shock rise in corn production leads to price plunge

Shock rise in corn production leads to price plunge

April 3, 2016 |

In grains, the big news has been the USDA prospective plantings report, which has corn up to 93 million acres in 2016, up 5 million over last year, and it was an unexpected gain given that stock levels of grain are high now. Big stocks plus a big planting equals even bigger ending stocks — […]

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Prospective Plantings: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to corn, soy, sorghum, wheat acreage

Prospective Plantings: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to corn, soy, sorghum, wheat acreage

April 3, 2016 |

The Prospective Plantings report provides the first official, survey based estimates of U.S. farmers’ 2016 planting intentions. U.S. corn growers expect to plant 93.6 million acres to corn this year, according to the Prospective Plantings report released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). This is the first increase in […]

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Abengoa’s Nebraska corn creditors pushing hard to get paid

Abengoa’s Nebraska corn creditors pushing hard to get paid

March 29, 2016 |

In Nebraska, the corn suppliers that are still owed $4 million for delivered corn to Abengoa Bioenergy have said in court filings that they should be paid from the $41 million bankruptcy bailout loan before work starts to get the Ravenna ethanol plant back online. They are worried that revenues into the plant once it […]

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ICM to design 50 million gallon dry-mill corn ethanol plant in Brazil

ICM to design 50 million gallon dry-mill corn ethanol plant in Brazil

March 22, 2016 |

In Brazil, ICM Inc. announced it has signed a contract with FS AgriSolution Industria de Biocombustiveis Ltda. (FS), and Summit Brazil Renewables I LLC, (Summit) an affiliate of Summit Agricultural Group, to design a dry-mill corn ethanol plant with a 50 MMgy (189,250 cubic meters per year) nameplate production capacity, located near the city of […]

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Heartland Institute report claims RFS damages economies in the corn belt

Heartland Institute report claims RFS damages economies in the corn belt

March 22, 2016 |

In Utah, researchers from Utah States University and Strata Policy have released a report for the Heartland Institute that examines the history and impact of government subsidies for the corn ethanol industry on the U.S. economy as a whole and also on specific “corn belt” counties. They are primarily concerned with the impact of the […]

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Missouri corn producers fighting for extension of ethanol producer incentive fund

Missouri corn producers fighting for extension of ethanol producer incentive fund

March 15, 2016 |

In Missouri, the state’s corn producers association is working hard to fight opponents to a bill that would extend the Missouri Qualified Fuel Ethanol Producer Incentive Fund that comes up for a vote as soon as Thursday in the state’s House of Representatives. Those against the bill don’t want the government choosing winners, instead wanting […]

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USDA adjusts 2014/15 corn consumption lower by 9 million bushels

USDA adjusts 2014/15 corn consumption lower by 9 million bushels

March 9, 2016 |

In Washington, the USDA’s estimate for 2014/15 corn consumption to produce ethanol fell by 9 million bushels, according to the latest monthly Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production 2015 Summary report published March 1. Its overall estimates for corn production during 2015/16 fell by 1.6 million tons due to lower production in South Africa and the […]

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Evogene announces positive results of research with Monsanto on corn and soybeans

Evogene announces positive results of research with Monsanto on corn and soybeans

February 23, 2016 |

In Israel, Evogene announced positive results from the testing of a set of the company’s discovered genes in corn and soybeans conducted this past season by its key collaborator, Monsanto. These are the first results for genes discovered and tested pursuant to a ‘Trait-First’ methodology implemented in the frame of the parties’ on-going, multi-year collaboration […]

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