Tag: USDA

Vegetable oil production will rise to a new record in 2017/18

Vegetable oil production will rise to a new record in 2017/18

September 24, 2017 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that the USDA expects global vegetable oil production to hit a new record at 195 million tons in 2017/18. Palm and soybean oil are anticipated to increase particularly strongly, but rapeseed oil production is also projected to surge. According to the USDA estimate, 2017/18 world vegetable oil production will probably rise […]

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WASDE gives market surprise with higher corn and soybean yields

WASDE gives market surprise with higher corn and soybean yields

September 13, 2017 |

In Washington, the USDA released its monthly WASDE report analyzing production and consumption estimates for corn that saw a surprise jump in yields for both corn and soybeans, numbers which immediately pushed down futures prices for both key biofuel feedstocks. Last month’s report was bearish, so the market was expecting lower yields in August that […]

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Vietnam lifts ban on US origin DDGS

Vietnam lifts ban on US origin DDGS

September 7, 2017 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that the government of Vietnam has notified the U.S. that it will resume imports of American distillers dried grains (DDGS).  In December 2016, Vietnam suspended imports of U.S. DDGS after reported detections of quarantine pests in U.S. […]

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Nebraska, Iowa Ag Secretaries land senior USDA posts

Nebraska, Iowa Ag Secretaries land senior USDA posts

September 3, 2017 |

In Washington, Nebraska Secretary of Agriculture Gregory Ibach and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey were appointed to key USDA posts by President Trump. Ibach was appointed under secretary for marketing and regulatory programs, which oversees three USDA sub-agencies — Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, the Agricultural Marketing Service, and the Grain Inspection, Packers, and Stockyards Administration. Ibach […]

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Clemson gets USDA grant to evaluate biofuels effect on climate change

Clemson gets USDA grant to evaluate biofuels effect on climate change

August 26, 2017 |

In South Carolina, Clemson University received a $147,744, two-year grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to analyze how switchgrass fields and loblolly pine forests affect local temperatures through the exchange of water, energy, radiation and carbon with the atmosphere. The purpose of the project and grant is […]

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Argentine ethanol production seen at 11.2 billion liters while biodiesel remains steady

Argentine ethanol production seen at 11.2 billion liters while biodiesel remains steady

August 9, 2017 |

In Argentina, the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service expects ethanol production to increase to 1.12 billion liters in line with the E12 blending mandate while biodiesel production will reach a record 3.05 billion liters. Ethanol consumption is seen reaching 1.1 billion liters to achieve a 11.7% blend, split between sugarcane and corn feedstocks, with the industry […]

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Ethanol exports double in June from 2016 but fall 22% from May

Ethanol exports double in June from 2016 but fall 22% from May

August 8, 2017 |

In Washington, the USDA said ethanol exports in June doubled from last year to 351.1 million liters but fell 22% from the month prior. With domestic prices higher in June than abroad, the fall in ethanol exports was in line with expectations as ethanol supplied domestic markets. Canada remained the top export destination with more […]

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USDA predicts soybean output to decline over last year

USDA predicts soybean output to decline over last year

July 22, 2017 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that despite its downward estimate of global production, the USDA continues to take an optimistic outlook on 2017/18 global soybean output. The agricultural department expects world production to decline by 7 million tons to 345 million tons. The reason is a decline in Brazilian production, Agrarmarkt Informationsgesellschaft (AMI) reports. The USDA […]

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Trump Nominates Soybean CEO Censky as Deputy Secretary of Agriculture

Trump Nominates Soybean CEO Censky as Deputy Secretary of Agriculture

July 15, 2017 |

In Washington, DC, President Trump nominated American Soybean Association CEO Steve Censky to serve as deputy secretary of agriculture to manage day-to-day operations at the USDA. Censky has been CEO of the American Soybean Association for 21 years, making this a big change for him. He grew up on a soybean, corn, and diversified livestock […]

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USDA and DOE announce $9 million in BRDI funding

USDA and DOE announce $9 million in BRDI funding

June 5, 2017 |

In Washington, The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), announced that up to $9 million in funding will be made available through the Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) to increase the nation’s energy independence by supporting the development of bioenergy feedstocks, biofuels, and biobased products. The […]

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