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FAPRI study shows lower prices for corn and soybeans

FAPRI study shows lower prices for corn and soybeans

September 18, 2014 |

In Missouri, the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri says larger corn and soybean crops translate into lower projected 2014/15 prices for many grains and oilseeds. Corn prices drop to $3.50 per bushel, soybeans to $9.92 per bushel and wheat to $5.91. In all three cases, these projected prices […]

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Illinois Corn Marketing Board leads drive for higher ethanol blends

Illinois Corn Marketing Board leads drive for higher ethanol blends

September 16, 2014 |

In Illinois, Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB) and the American Lung Association (ALA) recently chose Gilbarco Veeder-Root as their partner to help drive the adoption of higher ethanol blend fuel in Illinois. The partnership brings together three industry leaders to provide retailers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to make fuel dispensing equipment compatible with higher blends of […]

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USDA predicts corn harvest at 14.4 billion bushels with yield of 171 bushels per acre

USDA predicts corn harvest at 14.4 billion bushels with yield of 171 bushels per acre

September 15, 2014 |

In Washington, the US Department of Agriculture predicts a corn harvest this fall of 14.4 billion bushels, a record crop with the highest yield per acre in US history at 171 bushels per acre. Corn ending stocks for the 2014/15 marketing year are projected at 2 billion bushels — the highest since 2004/05. Meanwhile, prices […]

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USDA September 1 corn stock estimates won’t matter, asserts UIllinois Ag economist

USDA September 1 corn stock estimates won’t matter, asserts UIllinois Ag economist

September 10, 2014 |

In Illinois, Darrel Good, an Agriculture economist with the University of Illinois Extension, has published an article asserting that the USDA September 1st corn stocks estimates aren’t as important as the previous three years, when “stocks were generally small and the U.S. average corn yield was below trend value.” Said Good, “the market expectation is […]

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Corn Oil ONE breaks ground for distillers corn oil facility at SIRE ethanol plant

Corn Oil ONE breaks ground for distillers corn oil facility at SIRE ethanol plant

September 9, 2014 |

In Iowa, Corn Oil ONE has broken ground for its new distillers corn oil facility in Council Bluffs, to be collocated with a Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy ethanol plant. The plant will purify constituents out of distillers corn oil with a patent-pending process. The purified product will “improve the efficiency, efficacy and economics of biodiesel […]

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Can corn compete in Brazil with cane? Ethanol Baron’s Summit Group to develop $140M corn ethanol project in Mato Grosso

Can corn compete in Brazil with cane? Ethanol Baron’s Summit Group to develop $140M corn ethanol project in Mato Grosso

September 1, 2014 |

In Iowa, after tipping earlier in the year that there were substantial opportunities in Brazil and Argentina for corn ethanol expansion, “Ethanol Baron” Bruce Rastetter and his Summit Group have announced a $140 million corn ethanol project for Lucas do Rio Verde in Mato Grosso state. Summit Group will finance the project through its US […]

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Iowa vodka producer creates 100% pure vodka from corn products

Iowa vodka producer creates 100% pure vodka from corn products

September 1, 2014 |

In Iowa, IngeniOz has produced a 100% pure vodka, claiming to be the purest vodka in the world. The process is based out of Iowa State University and involves alcohol production by the fermentation of corn syrup and starch and then distilling the product six times. IngeniOz vodka is treated further by ozone oxidation, activated carbon […]

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As huge corn crop looms, corn futures hit new contract lows

As huge corn crop looms, corn futures hit new contract lows

August 28, 2014 |

In the US, nearby corn futures have seen new contract lows, with low prices benefitting end-users like ethanol producers, causing unusually high margins. With the big crop looming, new crop carry-out is expected to increase but low prices will encourage future demand in 2015. Despite the lows, various private analysts have released final yield estimates […]

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Hillco and John Deere develop one-pass corn harvest and baling technology

Hillco and John Deere develop one-pass corn harvest and baling technology

August 24, 2014 |

In Idaho, the partnership between Hillco Technologies and John Deere has developed a new system for harvesting corn and baling corn stover in one step. This process maximizes overall efficiency and productivity while minimizing costs. Key features of the Hillco Single Pass Round Bale System include: • Low horsepower consumption • Full visibility – Three strategically located […]

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ICM commissions and opens dry-mill corn ethanol plant in Argentina

ICM commissions and opens dry-mill corn ethanol plant in Argentina

August 17, 2014 |

In Argentina, ICM has successfully commissioned and started a dry-mill corn ethanol plant in Cordoba, Argentina. The plant exceeded the nameplate production capacity of 400 cubic meters per day during the testing period. Construction and installation was completed for the plant in February 2014. Dave VanderGriend, Chief Executive Officer of ICM, Inc., said, “We are […]

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