USDA Agricultural Research Service
July 2, 2013
BY Erin Voegele
The USDA’s NASS released its latest quarterly Grain Stocks report on Sept. 29, reporting that old crop corn stocks on hand as of Sept. 1 were at 1.36 billion bushels, down 1 percent when compared to the same time last year.
The Surface Transportation Board on Sept. 26 announced that it intends to renew the charter of the Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee, which provides guidance on the rail transport of energy resources, including biofuels.
Corn use for fuel ethanol production in July was up when compared to both the previous month and the prior year, according to the September edition of the USDA National Agricultural Service’s Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production Report.
The U.S. EPA on Aug. 21 released data indicating nearly 2.04 billion RINs were generated under the RFS in August, up from 1.84 billion generated in August 2022. Total RIN generation for the first eight months of the year reached nearly 15.45 billion.
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