Tag: USDA

Soybean stocks likely to decline further

Soybean stocks likely to decline further

July 1, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that world soybean production could grow significantly in the 2018/19 marketing year. However, output will unlikely be sufficient to satisfy demand, which would lead to a further reduction in stocks. In its June report, the USDA has projected global soybean production in 2018/19 at 355 million tonnes. This translates to an […]

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US ethanol exports jumped 16% in 2017 despite import tariffs

US ethanol exports jumped 16% in 2017 despite import tariffs

May 28, 2018 |

In Washington, UsAgNet reports that USDA data shows US ethanol exports rose 16% on the year in 2017 to 982 million gallons despite import tariffs imposed by major markets including Brazil and China. Even with a 20% import tariff in place, Brazilian imports rose 13% on the year to 348 million gallons while in China, […]

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DOE meeting with USDA and EPA again over RFS proposals

DOE meeting with USDA and EPA again over RFS proposals

May 23, 2018 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that yet another meeting will be held by top officials from the departments of energy and agriculture—but not necessarily the Secretaries—together with the Environmental Protection Agency—but maybe not the Administrator—on Thursday to try to move forward proposed reforms to the Renewable Fuel Standard. With the White House yet to finalize its […]

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Aemetis secures $158 million USDA loan guarantee for 2G ethanol plant

Aemetis secures $158 million USDA loan guarantee for 2G ethanol plant

April 11, 2018 |

In California, Aemetis has secured the $158 million loan guarantee from the USDA it has been seeking to help fund its proposed cellulosic ethanol after passing the last of the required hurdles in early March. The plant will use orchard wood waste as feedstock and could open as soon as 2019. As a result of […]

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USDA funds $1 million for  miscanthus cultivar breeding

USDA funds $1 million for miscanthus cultivar breeding

April 5, 2018 |

In Illinois, the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture has announced a grant for $1 million to support research led by a University of Illinois scientist. The research will address the need for better-adapted and higher-yielding biomass cultivars ready to plug into the biofuel supply chain in the United States. Researchers at U of […]

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New USDA report on biobased economy released

New USDA report on biobased economy released

March 21, 2018 |

In Washington, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) applauded USDA’s release of a new report, “Indicators of the U.S. Biobased Economy.” The report measures substantial economic growth, job creation, and household income for the agricultural sector from biofuel and bioenergy production. Moreover, it indicates great potential for additional prosperity from future growth in renewable chemicals and […]

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USDA labs convert almond waste to beer, plastic and fuel

USDA labs convert almond waste to beer, plastic and fuel

March 18, 2018 |

In California, USDA researchers are converting almond hulls and waste that is otherwise discarded into useful products like bioplastics, beer and biofuels. With two pounds of hulls for every pound of almonds produced, farmers would love to be able to use or sell the hulls. The hulls could be used in a digester to make […]

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Declining production causes soybean stocks to shrink

Declining production causes soybean stocks to shrink

March 18, 2018 |

In Germany, world soybean output in the 2017/18 marketing year will likely be lower than previously expected. According to USDA’s consumption forecast as reported by UFOP, global ending stocks could in fact dwindle. In its March crop outlook, the USDA forecast the 2017/18 Argentinian soybean crop down around 13 per cent from the previous month […]

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Vegetable oil production projected to reach a new high

Vegetable oil production projected to reach a new high

February 25, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that the U.S. Department of Agriculture expects global vegetable oil production to hit a new record at 197 million tons in 2017/18. The increase in palm oil, but also soybean oil production will be particularly sharp. According to the USDA forecast, 2017/18 world vegetable oil production will probably go up more […]

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China’s rapeseed consumption on a sharp increase

China’s rapeseed consumption on a sharp increase

February 17, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that world rapeseed stocks are likely to dwindle more strongly than previously expected in the 2017/18 marketing year, yet China’s figures have been unexpectedly adjusted. In its February forecast of the global rapeseed market, the USDA left figures for most market parameters unchanged. Global rapeseed production was seen at just less […]

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