Tag: corn

The Andersons on the lookout for corn arriving infected with vomitoxin in Indiana

The Andersons on the lookout for corn arriving infected with vomitoxin in Indiana

November 21, 2016 |

In Indiana, The Andersons says it will dock farmers delivering corn to its ethanol plant near Chylmers with 4 PPM of vomitoxin and will reject those deliveries that arrive with 7 PPM or above following excessive rains during the growing season that led to conditions where the fungus can thrive. If animals ingest feed such […]

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August corn consumption higher for ethanol production

August corn consumption higher for ethanol production

October 4, 2016 |

In Washington, the USDA said corn consumption for ethanol bumped up in August to 458.1 million bushels, up from 456.0 million bushels the previous month and up from 445.7 million bushels the previous year. In line with increased corn consumption was DDGS production that rose to 2.073 million tons from July’s 2.047 million and 1.929 […]

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Indiana promoting E85 as part of bicentennial celebrations

Indiana promoting E85 as part of bicentennial celebrations

September 12, 2016 |

In Indiana, the state’s corn marketing council is sponsoring the use of E85 in a torch that is being run throughout the state’s 92 counties in a relay over the next 35 days in celebration of the Indiana’s bicentennial. The use of E85 is a way to show the importance of corn to the state’s […]

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Bumper Midwest crops to keep feedstocks low for biofuels

Bumper Midwest crops to keep feedstocks low for biofuels

August 30, 2016 |

In Illinois, a bumper corn crop is expected to keep prices below $3 per bushel even with current ethanol demand, providing an opportunity to pump out even more ethanol thanks to cheap prices. Growers expected a La Niña weather event to negatively impact crops this season but that didn’t materialize and the crops have been […]

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Germany looking at US native plant as key to biogas feedstock sustainability

Germany looking at US native plant as key to biogas feedstock sustainability

August 29, 2016 |

In Germany, the biogas industry is investigating the use of Silphie, known as Indian Cup in its native US, as a potential feedstock as an alternative to corn. A perennial plant that can grow for 20 years, field trials have shown that the crop has a number of potential benefits compared to corn thanks to […]

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National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center receives grant to study partnerships

National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center receives grant to study partnerships

August 18, 2016 |

In Illinois, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center as well as two departments of Madison County have been awarded a non-financial grant to support the study of ways to connect economic and workforce development in Madison County to education. The hope is the study will outline ways to boost job creation and training […]

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DDGS prices fall to level of corn futures

DDGS prices fall to level of corn futures

July 25, 2016 |

In Iowa, DDGS prices have fallen to around the value of corn having come down from 120% of the commodity’s value. As a result, buyers are hovering on the sidelines waiting to see which direction prices turn which can only continue to weigh on them. As the impending corn crop gets closer to harvest, buyers […]

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Chinese corn stocks could drive further demand for US corn and DDGS

Chinese corn stocks could drive further demand for US corn and DDGS

July 11, 2016 |

In China, as much as 20% of the country’s corn reserves—the total of which represent half of the world’s corn reserves—are likely to be spoiled and unfit for human consumption which has led to a spike in imports over more than 1 million metric tons in both April and May predominantly from the US and […]

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Ethanol crush margins highest in eight months

Ethanol crush margins highest in eight months

June 28, 2016 |

In Illinois, ethanol producers are benefiting from the highest crush margins seen in eight months thanks to falling corn prices ahead of the next crop and steady ethanol demand from summer driving season. Platts estimates that the price differential converts into a crushing margin of 23.21 cents/gal compared to 23.53 cents/gal last seen last October. […]

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China’s US DDGS imports already falling due to corn destocking policy

China’s US DDGS imports already falling due to corn destocking policy

May 26, 2016 |

In China, demand for American DDGS imports is already starting to feel the pinch of China’s new destocking policy for corn with March imports falling to 121,619 metric tons from 469,354 tons in March 25. It’s a fraction of the imports seen in June 2015 of 967,529. The country’s ongoing investigation into potential dumping of […]

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