April 02, 2020

USDA: Ethanol exports reach 194.16 million gallons in February

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe U.S. exported 194.16 million gallons of ethanol and 852,904 tons of distillers grains in February, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on April 2. Exports of both products were up when compared to February 2019. READ MORE

April 01, 2020

USDA solicits input related to its Agricultural Innovation Agenda

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerThe USDA on April 1 published a notice seeking comments on the most important agricultural innovation opportunities to be addressed in the near and long term. The comments will inform efforts related to the agency’s Agricultural Innovaton Agenda. READ MORE

April 01, 2020

More ethanol plants help produce hand sanitizers

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyTwo federal agencies relaxed regulations in March to allow producers of fuel ethanol help produce hand sanitizer to combat the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. Several ethanol producers are already taking action help produce the much-needed product. READ MORE

March 30, 2020

Corn use for fuel ethanol reaches 469 million bushels in January

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, CoproductsThe USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report for March, reporting that corn use for fuel ethanol production for January was down from the previous month, but up from January 2019. READ MORE

March 25, 2020

USGC issues letter to export customers on COVID-19

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe U.S. Grains Council on March 23 published a letter to its global customers that provides answers to questions related to the continued operations of U.S. grain production and export facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE

March 24, 2020

USDA: Progress made on implementation of US-China trade deal

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe USDA and Office of the U.S. Trade Representative on March 24 announced continued progress with the implementation of agriculture-related provisions of the U.S.-China Phase One Economic and Trade Agreement, including those related to DDGS. READ MORE

March 24, 2020

Maine enacts tax credit for renewable chemicals

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Business, PolicyMaine Gov. Janet Mills on March 18 signed a bill establishing a tax credit for renewable chemical production that provides an 8 cent per pound tax credit for eligible products beginning on Jan. 1, 2021. READ MORE

March 19, 2020

Recovering phosphorus from DDGS can help reduce pollution

BY Marianne Stein, University of Illinois Found In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessA new study from University of Illinois examines the best way to recover phosphorus from dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) as a co-product, which can then potentially be used as fertilizer for corn and soybean production. READ MORE

March 16, 2020

Canada ratifies USMCA trade agreement

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe Canadian Parliament approved the U.S-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement on March 13. The trade pact, which replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement, has now been ratified by all three countries. READ MORE