March 03, 2014
Call me Pollyanna, but I’d much prefer to write a good news story than to dwell on negativity, any day.
February 24, 2014
On my return from maternity leave, I discovered there have been some small but interesting steps forward in the world of industrial hemp.
February 16, 2014
The ethanol industry is gathering in Florida this week with both excitement and a healthy level of concern. We’ll all be listening closely when RFA President and CEO Bob Dinneen gives his annual “State of the Industry Address” Tuesday morning.
February 03, 2014
Corn’s disappearance in the first quarter was not only larger than anticipated, but one of the largest in recent history. The difference between expected and actual disappearance was the largest market oversight of its kind since 1990.
January 27, 2014
The EPA’s public comment period on its proposed 2014 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) ends tomorrow. It’s not clear how long the EPA will take to digest industry feedback, nor is it clear what the agency will decide. Observers are optimistic.
January 20, 2014
The costs of fertilizer, land rents and seed, along with the associated expense of machinery depreciation, have spiked dramatically over the past several years. Has it reset the breakeven point for American corn farming?
January 12, 2014
For all the media melodrama displayed at this time last year when the USDA released its tally on the drought-suppressed 2012 corn crop, there’s been predictably little ado over last week’s news that the 2013 crop is the largest on record.
January 06, 2014
Anyone working in, or on the edges of, cellulosic ethanol should take notice of the advanced biofuels panels taking place March 25-26 at the International Biomass Conference & Expo, in Orlando, Fla.
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December 30, 2013
Overcoming the E10 blend wall is priority No. 1 for the ethanol industry, and progress is being made on two fronts. The number of retail stations offering E15 is growing in step with the number of 2014 vehicles rolling into showrooms E15 approved.