Tag: corn

More corn farmers line up to sue Syngenta over China’s DDGS ban

More corn farmers line up to sue Syngenta over China’s DDGS ban

October 30, 2014 |

In Illinois, more corn farmers have sued Syngenta over their GMO corn that is banned in China, the main import market for DDGS. The case filed in federal court in Chicago follows on the heels of another case where Cargill filed a $90 million claim against the company in Louisiana. A federal court in Charleston, South […]

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Ethanol prices supported by higher corn futures

Ethanol prices supported by higher corn futures

October 16, 2014 |

In Illinois, ethanol prices are being supported by higher corn prices, which hit a five-week high on Monday of $3.46/bushel. CBOT corn prices have risen 7.25% during the period due to rains in the Midwest during harvest. As a result, ethanol prices hit $1.63/gal on Monday.  

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Breaking the cycle of “agricultural landfill”: can cellulosic ethanol offer a path to more no-till farming?

Breaking the cycle of “agricultural landfill”: can cellulosic ethanol offer a path to more no-till farming?

October 16, 2014 |

Could diverting agricultural residues for cellulosic ethanol solve the problem of tilling agricultural residues into the topsoil — and help provide a path towards pristine soils not seen since the days of prairie sod? DuPont says, amidst the focus on renewable fuels, cellulosic ethanol’s potential contribution to sustainable agriculture can get overlooked. “The secret to […]

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Iowa State ag economists says corn prices rather than policy impact E10

Iowa State ag economists says corn prices rather than policy impact E10

September 24, 2014 |

In Iowa, researchers at Iowa State University’s Center for Agricultural and Rural Development have released a study showing that the effects of increasing ethanol mandates that are physically feasible to meet on the price of E10 are close to zero. This result is robust to different gasoline supply elasticities and gasoline export demand elasticities. The […]

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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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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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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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