Tag: USDA

USDA deputy says EPA should implement year-round E15 even if it doesn’t get rulemaking done by summer

USDA deputy says EPA should implement year-round E15 even if it doesn’t get rulemaking done by summer

February 13, 2019 |

In Florida, Reuters reports that the deputy secretary of agriculture says the government should push through rules for year-rounding blending of E15 if the Environmental Protection Agency doesn’t get rulemaking done in time as it should, though he did say he was confident such measures wouldn’t be necessary. He did say it would be up […]

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USGC gets nearly $14M for grains and ethanol market development work

USGC gets nearly $14M for grains and ethanol market development work

February 10, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., new funding to the U.S. Grains Council from the Agricultural Trade Promotion Program – part of a larger “trade aid” package offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the wake of new tariffs and global market uncertainty – will expand the organization’s global footprint and dramatically increase the promotion effort it […]

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USDA says no sugar needed for Feedstock Flexibility Program in 2018

USDA says no sugar needed for Feedstock Flexibility Program in 2018

January 1, 2019 |

In Washington, The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announced that it does not expect to purchase and sell sugar under the Feedstock Flexibility Program for crop year 2018, which runs from Oct. 1, 2018 to Sept. 30, 2019. The CCC is required by law each quarter to announce estimates of sugar […]

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September ethanol exports fell vs. August but 7% higher on year

September ethanol exports fell vs. August but 7% higher on year

November 5, 2018 |

In Washington, DTN reports that USDA data shows ethanol exports in September fell from the month prior to 89.8 million gallons, although the figure was 7% higher on the year while total exports for the year through September were up 25% on the year. Canada continues to reign as the top destination for ethanol, taking […]

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U.S. Grains outlook foresees increase in global DDGS

U.S. Grains outlook foresees increase in global DDGS

October 28, 2018 |

In Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. grains experts were laser focused on the outlook for U.S. corn and its co-products – highlighting the importance of distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) – at Export Exchange 2018 in Minneapolis last week. Speakers on DDGS included Tyson Foods Poultry Nutritionist Philip Smith, Renewable Fuels […]

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Global vegetable oil production set to reach new peak

Global vegetable oil production set to reach new peak

October 11, 2018 |

In Washington, according to the USDA forecast, 2018/19 world vegetable oil production will probably rise more than 3 per cent from the previous year to a record level of just less than 204 million tonnes. Palm, soybean, rapeseed and sunflower oil account for around 87 per cent of that figure. Soybean oil is expected to see the biggest […]

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India’s ethanol blend could reach 3.2% this year

India’s ethanol blend could reach 3.2% this year

October 3, 2018 |

In India, although far from its 10% ethanol blending goals, the USDA estimates the country will achieve 3.2% ethanol blending this year at around 1.25 billion liters, the second-highest ever behind 3.3% in 2016. Total production capacity is could reach 6.5% blending if all ethanol was used for blending, which it is not. Last year […]

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Second-highest corn crop on record could push down feedstock prices even further

Second-highest corn crop on record could push down feedstock prices even further

September 13, 2018 |

In Washington, Platts reports that USDA data shows corn stocks will grow in the next season well above market expectations to 1.774 billion bushels for 2018/19. As such, excess supplies will continue to weigh on prices, helping to improve crushing margins for ethanol producers who are suffering from multi-year low prices. Higher yields account for […]

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Scientists and economists concerned over USDA’s relocation plans for NIFA and ERS

Scientists and economists concerned over USDA’s relocation plans for NIFA and ERS

August 18, 2018 |

In Washington, D.C., U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is planning on relocating the Economic Research Service and the National Institute for Food and Agriculture out of Washington, D.C. by the end of 2019 as part of a reorganization of his department. Scientists are concerned over the plan to overhaul the two federal offices […]

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USDA announces opening of biorefinery loan guarantee program

USDA announces opening of biorefinery loan guarantee program

August 9, 2018 |

In Washington, the USDA announced the solicitation of applications for funds available under the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program to provide guaranteed loans to fund the development, construction, and retrofitting of commercial scale biorefineries using eligible technology and of Biobased product manufacturing facilities that use technologically new commercial scale processing and […]

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