Tag: corn

EPA Administrator to corn farmers: [Our RFS] delay…was disruptive to say the least. I apologize for that.”

EPA Administrator to corn farmers: [Our RFS] delay…was disruptive to say the least. I apologize for that.”

July 27, 2015 |

In Washington, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy addressed the Corn Congress and said that ““you might’ve heard we’re trying to shrink or kill this [RFS] program. But the truth is, we’re committed to growing it. The volumes we’ve proposed for 2015 and 2016 are designed to bust through the blend wall.” She added that “our proposed […]

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Argonne lab finds growing bioenergy crops with corn can boost production

Argonne lab finds growing bioenergy crops with corn can boost production

July 22, 2015 |

In Illinois, scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory are designing ways to improve—and hopefully optimize—land use. In collaboration with the farming community of the Indian Creek Watershed in central Illinois, these researchers are finding ways to simultaneously meet three objectives: maximize a farmer’s production, grow feedstock for bioenergy and protect the […]

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Corn ethanol supporters head to the Hill to push for higher blending mandate

Corn ethanol supporters head to the Hill to push for higher blending mandate

July 16, 2015 |

In Washington, more than 300 people took to the Hill in a corn ethanol fly-in to push the Environmental Protection Agency to increase the blending mandate for conventional ethanol. Among them was the Illinois Farm Bureau who attacked the EPA for its use of the term “ambitious” when setting out the blending mandate for 2015 […]

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Researchers say perennial crops could use same water as corn in Upper Midwest

Researchers say perennial crops could use same water as corn in Upper Midwest

July 6, 2015 |

In Michigan, converting large tracts of the Midwest’s marginal farming land to perennial biofuel crops carries with it some key unknowns, including how it could affect the balance of water between rainfall, evaporation and movement of soil water to groundwater. In humid climates such as the U.S. Midwest, evaporation returns more than half of the […]

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Corn ethanol margins likely to rebound as farmers offload old season corn

Corn ethanol margins likely to rebound as farmers offload old season corn

June 25, 2015 |

In Illinois, corn prices are expected to fall soon, known as a “mini harvest”, as farmers look to offload corn before bringing in the new crop this fall, a move that will help corn ethanol margins rebound from recent levels. Corn prices have risen 5% over the past few weeks, pressuring margins to 10 cents […]

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Ethanol production hits record high of 994,000 bpd

Ethanol production hits record high of 994,000 bpd

June 24, 2015 |

In Washington, the Energy Information Agency says ethanol production from corn hit a new record high last week of 994,000 barrels per day, 2,000 bpd higher than the previous record hit in December. Corn prices are at near five-year lows, providing high enough margins to ethanol producers to encourage them to ramp up production. Stocks […]

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Lack of ethanol demand weighing on corn prices

Lack of ethanol demand weighing on corn prices

May 6, 2015 |

In Illinois, corn prices continue to weaken in large part because of expectations that demand from ethanol producers will be lower. A strong dollar means more ethanol imports and fewer exports while the blend wall has domestic demand fairly stagnant. Expectations of another bumper crop are also weighing down prices.

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Corn growers and RFA CEOs send April Fools joke to Congress

Corn growers and RFA CEOs send April Fools joke to Congress

April 2, 2015 |

In Washington, the head of the National Corn Growers Association and the Renewable Fuels Association issued a joint letter to Congress urging the immediate reform of the RFS to reduce ethanol demand from the Midwest. But don’t worry, it was just a cleverly-written April Fools Day joke.

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UI-UC researchers find pigs eating DDGS get same results as with corn-soy feed

UI-UC researchers find pigs eating DDGS get same results as with corn-soy feed

March 23, 2015 |

In Illinois, researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne tested pig diets containing 30 percent conventional DDGS (DDGS-CV), high-protein distillers dried grains (HP-DDG), or uncooked DDGS (DDGS-BPX), and compared them with a corn-soybean meal basal diet. They conducted one experiment using growing pigs and another experiment using finishing pigs to determine if the stage of […]

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Ohio Corn Marketing Program launches grant program for blender pumps

Ohio Corn Marketing Program launches grant program for blender pumps

January 29, 2015 |

In Ohio, Ohio Corn Marketing Program, in partnership with the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest and the American Lung Association of the Midland States, is pleased to announce, The Ethanol Infrastructure Grant Program, a new grant funding opportunity for petroleum marketers to significantly expand the reach of ethanol compatible fuel in the Ohio […]

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