Tag: corn

Easing of US-China trade war could see DDGS and corn demand jump

Easing of US-China trade war could see DDGS and corn demand jump

February 25, 2019 |

In China, Bloomberg reports that negotiations between the US and China to break the deadlock on the trade war could soon see results with an elimination of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy tariffs on DDGS that could go a long way towards easing the trade balance sheet for corn that has suffered significantly from the dispute. President […]

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Ethanol crush margins fall further into negative territory

Ethanol crush margins fall further into negative territory

January 29, 2019 |

In Texas, Platts reports that crush margins of corn-based ethanol in the US continues to be in negative territory, estimating a loss of 9.63 cents for every gallon produced. That’s 77 cents lower than a week prior. Ethanol production has been going in a seesaw movement in recent weeks, dropping and increasing from one week […]

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Louisiana State University researchers identify different internal structure of corn than previously thought

Louisiana State University researchers identify different internal structure of corn than previously thought

January 21, 2019 |

In Louisiana, new research on the U.S.’s most economically important agricultural plant — corn — has revealed a different internal structure of the plant than previously thought, which can help optimize how corn is converted into ethanol. Researchers at Louisiana State University are the first to investigate an intact corn plant stalk at the atomic […]

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Brazilian ethanol pipeline exploring expansion into corn-based ethanol regions

Brazilian ethanol pipeline exploring expansion into corn-based ethanol regions

January 16, 2019 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that the ethanol pipeline owned and operated by Logum that transports the fuel from producing regions in Sao Paolo and other states to urban demand centers is looking to expand the pipeline to areas that have seen sudden, massive growth in corn-based ethanol. With as much as 5 billion liters of […]

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Ontario corn farmers hit with vomitoxin

Ontario corn farmers hit with vomitoxin

January 15, 2019 |

In Canada, local press reports there has been an outbreak of vomitoxin in Ontario-origin corn, some of which is used for ethanol production, that is causing challenges because the ethanol production process can’t kill the toxin and therefore would remain in DDGS. Levels have been detected at up to 25 times the allowed limits in […]

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Argentine cooperative to invest $53 million in corn-based ethanol expansion project

Argentine cooperative to invest $53 million in corn-based ethanol expansion project

December 4, 2018 |

In Argentina, the ethanol arm of the Asociación de Cooperativas Argentinas is set to invest $53 million to expand its production capacity to 700 million liters annually using corn starch as feedstock. The original facility inaugurated seven years ago following a $150 million investment had an installed production capacity of 153 million liters annually of […]

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China’s data redo shows 20% higher corn production in 2017

China’s data redo shows 20% higher corn production in 2017

November 13, 2018 |

In China, showing just how important proper data collection is, Reuters reports that following a major data overall the country has determined that its 2017 corn production was 20% higher than originally reported at nearly 216 metric million when the actual production was 259 million tons. Some analysts speculated that the larger crop was due […]

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Indiana corn farmers “harvest” thank you note to Trump for E15

Indiana corn farmers “harvest” thank you note to Trump for E15

October 22, 2018 |

In Indiana, Western Journal reports that corn farmers carved a thank you message to President Trump in their fields in response to the President’s move to make E15 sales year-round. The agriculture secretary tweeted a photo of the thank you message that was mechanically harvested out of a 60-acre field. The secretary says the message […]

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U.S. talks with Japan, 2nd largest buyer of U.S. corn

U.S. talks with Japan, 2nd largest buyer of U.S. corn

September 30, 2018 |

In Washington, D.C., leaders of the United States and Japan, one of the largest U.S. grain customers and second largest buyer of U.S. corn after Mexico, announced that the two countries would pursue trade talks. The impact on agriculture is to be determined in the talks. The country is also a strong purchaser of sorghum, […]

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Trump to promise new biofuel blend policy to corn belt states

Trump to promise new biofuel blend policy to corn belt states

September 27, 2018 |

In Washington, D.C., President Trump is likely to announce a new policy soon to allow more ethanol blended gasoline to be sold year-round, according to E&E News sources. Corn and biofuel advocates have been pushing for the allowance of gasoline retailers to sell E15 during the summer months, when fuel demand is at its highest. […]

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