Ideal growing conditions and optimal yields should provide a silver lining for the 2020-'21 corn crop following lower than expected planting numbers. It's still early, but as of late August, the crop appears to be in good to excellent shape.
By Lisa Gibson
Ethanol producers are investing in high-end alcohol production after seeing its value during the pandemic. And it's not just alcohol for hand sanitizer, but other disinfectants, as well as pharmaceuticals, fragrances, cosmetics and more.
On top of the slowdown, the world's No. 2 ethanol nation is holding strong on policies that check robust U.S. imports. In addition to its tariff rate quota, tough feedstock traceability requirements place another roadblock in front of U.S. ethanol.