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China Scales Back Ethanol Use Goals

Just as hopes were high for resuming ethanol exports to China under the Phase One deal to be signed this week, China is suspending its national E10 ethanol blending plan which was to be in effect in 2020. While the E10 goal was never realistic – USDA’s FAS post in China estimated mi...

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New Year Prediction: More RFS Changes Coming

Two weeks ago, EPA increased the blending requirement for ethanol and biodiesel under its supplemental small refinery exemption (SRE) proposal. More changes, and potentially additional volumes of biofuels, are likely in the new year. EPA has pulled its proposed RFS re-set proposal from OMB, whi...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - December 2019

WPI's monthly publication features a review of the past month's market and policy developments. There are articles covering the trade war impacts, oil and ethanol developments, a potential next cattle ranching frontier, farm proposals and more.   ...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Change Ahead For Agriculture

The current political turbulence in Washington dominates the wire service headlines and the attention of op-ed writers. Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed two articles of impeachment against President Trump over the Ukraine affair and a charge of obstruction of Congress. This i...

biofuel feed-grains

RVO Countdown

Friday of this week could be EPA’s release date for the final rule on the 2020 required volume obligations (RVO). That rule would include the small refinery offset language proposed by EPA in October. The rule was sent from EPA to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on 6 December; O...

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Do Oil and Ethanol Finally Agree on Something?

For the past 2 years the ethanol industry has hounded EPA about its use of small refinery exemptions (SREs), calling the increase in exempted volumes in recent years illegal.  Apparently, the American Petroleum Institute (API) agrees. In comments filedlate last week on EPA’s proposed...

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Energy and Ethanol Outlook

Energy markets mostly bounced back today after a Black Friday shortened trading session where energy futures dipped across the board. On Friday, crude oil was down about $3.00 per barrel, gasoline down more than $0.08 per gallon and diesel about $0.07 per gallon. Ethanol followed, with the Janu...

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More Cars Approved for E15, but Trend is Toward Fewer Cars

E15-approved vehicles are increasing, while E15-capable flex fuel vehicles (FFVs) are decreasing according to a recent study by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA).  According to RFA’s survey of manufacturers’ owners’ manuals for automakers responsible for 95 percent of...

biofuel soy-oilseeds feed-grains

Policy Round Up

India Trade The Ministry of Commerce and Industry is reporting that progress is being made in trade negotiations with the U.S. and details could be forthcoming within a couple of weeks.   In fact, India is stepping up their trade agenda across the board. India moved this week on a tra...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

A lack of follow-through buying in wheat during the overnight session created a weaker open at the CBOT today. Soyoil led the soy complex lower while corn moved to slight losses in extremely low volume trading. Wheat gave back most of its gains from yesterday, signaling that yesterday’s r...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

The CBOT today saw light liquidation in soybeans, early short covering in corn that eventually broke down into a lower close, and continued bull spreading in soyoil. The ongoing U.S. harvest remains a bearish factor with cash sales accelerating and weakening basis levels. Overall, the market wa...

biofuel energy

Odd Ethanol Economics

The Golden state is being challenged over the saying, as goes California, so goes the Nation. Egg farmers in other states are challenging Sacramento’s dictate on how they farm, and the Trump Administration is challenging the state on at least two fronts: the imposition of its own stiffer...

biofuel energy

China Scales Back Ethanol Use Goals

Just as hopes were high for resuming ethanol exports to China under the Phase One deal to be signed this week, China is suspending its national E10 ethanol blending plan which was to be in effect in 2020. While the E10 goal was never realistic – USDA’s FAS post in China estimated mi...

biofuel energy

New Year Prediction: More RFS Changes Coming

Two weeks ago, EPA increased the blending requirement for ethanol and biodiesel under its supplemental small refinery exemption (SRE) proposal. More changes, and potentially additional volumes of biofuels, are likely in the new year. EPA has pulled its proposed RFS re-set proposal from OMB, whi...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - December 2019

WPI's monthly publication features a review of the past month's market and policy developments. There are articles covering the trade war impacts, oil and ethanol developments, a potential next cattle ranching frontier, farm proposals and more.   ...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Change Ahead For Agriculture

The current political turbulence in Washington dominates the wire service headlines and the attention of op-ed writers. Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed two articles of impeachment against President Trump over the Ukraine affair and a charge of obstruction of Congress. This i...

biofuel feed-grains

RVO Countdown

Friday of this week could be EPA’s release date for the final rule on the 2020 required volume obligations (RVO). That rule would include the small refinery offset language proposed by EPA in October. The rule was sent from EPA to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on 6 December; O...

biofuel

Do Oil and Ethanol Finally Agree on Something?

For the past 2 years the ethanol industry has hounded EPA about its use of small refinery exemptions (SREs), calling the increase in exempted volumes in recent years illegal.  Apparently, the American Petroleum Institute (API) agrees. In comments filedlate last week on EPA’s proposed...

biofuel energy

Energy and Ethanol Outlook

Energy markets mostly bounced back today after a Black Friday shortened trading session where energy futures dipped across the board. On Friday, crude oil was down about $3.00 per barrel, gasoline down more than $0.08 per gallon and diesel about $0.07 per gallon. Ethanol followed, with the Janu...

biofuel

More Cars Approved for E15, but Trend is Toward Fewer Cars

E15-approved vehicles are increasing, while E15-capable flex fuel vehicles (FFVs) are decreasing according to a recent study by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA).  According to RFA’s survey of manufacturers’ owners’ manuals for automakers responsible for 95 percent of...

biofuel soy-oilseeds feed-grains

Policy Round Up

India Trade The Ministry of Commerce and Industry is reporting that progress is being made in trade negotiations with the U.S. and details could be forthcoming within a couple of weeks.   In fact, India is stepping up their trade agenda across the board. India moved this week on a tra...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

A lack of follow-through buying in wheat during the overnight session created a weaker open at the CBOT today. Soyoil led the soy complex lower while corn moved to slight losses in extremely low volume trading. Wheat gave back most of its gains from yesterday, signaling that yesterday’s r...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

The CBOT today saw light liquidation in soybeans, early short covering in corn that eventually broke down into a lower close, and continued bull spreading in soyoil. The ongoing U.S. harvest remains a bearish factor with cash sales accelerating and weakening basis levels. Overall, the market wa...

biofuel energy

Odd Ethanol Economics

The Golden state is being challenged over the saying, as goes California, so goes the Nation. Egg farmers in other states are challenging Sacramento’s dictate on how they farm, and the Trump Administration is challenging the state on at least two fronts: the imposition of its own stiffer...

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