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More Small Refinery Exemptions Granted

The EPA announced yesterday that it had granted five additional small refinery exemptions (SREs) for 2017, reducing the number of pending petitions in the queue for that year as of 1 March from seven to two. This brings the total number of exemptions to 9.4 percent of the 19.28 billion gallons...

soy-oilseeds biofuel

Oilseed Highlights: U.S. Soy Export Sales; EU Biodiesel, Palm Oil Futures; EU Rapeseed

U.S. Soy Export Sales Highlights Today’s USDA weekly export sales report indicated U.S. exporters were quite successful selling soybeans to China and elsewhere in the week ending 7 March. Meanwhile, soymeal and soyoil export sales were relatively modest. Net soybean export sales for shipm...

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Year-Round E15 and RIN Reform Proposed; Annual Ethanol Use Down

Year-Round E15 and RIN Reform Proposed The EPA released its proposed waiver for year-round E15 use today. As previously reported (click here), it will now be on a tight approval deadline before the summer driving season starts. Given the risk of regulatory uncertainty and needed infrastructure...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Yesterday’s firmer market did not have the legs to carry over into the night session. Grain and soybean values turned lower in overnight trade with corn futures down a fraction, soybeans off 1-2 cents and Chicago wheat down about 4 cents. Trading volume was again quite low. The price weak...

biofuel

E15; Biodiesel Duties; The Debt Limit

E15 and SREs  Yesterday the EPA submitted its proposal for year-round E15 use to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for sign-off. As noted here on Friday, a quick timeline for approval could be 75 days, which is slightly less than the number of days before the 1 June start of the su...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Corn and soybean futures were higher in the Sunday evening session with wheat steady, and that is the way the market opened this morning as well. There was renewed optimism that the U.S. and China are very close to reaching an agreement on trade. President Trump has reportedly asked the Chinese...

biofuel

E15; Biodiesel Credit; Tariff Checks and Balances

There’s been a spate of activity on Capitol Hill of late on some high-profile ag policy issues. Below is an end-of-the week recap. E15 Waiver In testimony before the House Ag Committee, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue suggested that EPA was unlikely to finish the waiver for year-round E15 use...

soy-oilseeds biofuel

Oilseed Highlights: U.S. Soy Export Sales, Sinograin Reserve Sales; Canada’s Soy Sales; French Biodiesel Strike

U.S. Soy Export Sales Highlights Today’s release of the USDA weekly export sales report for the week ending 21 February indicated unexpectedly large sales of U.S. soybeans, particularly to China. Sales of soymeal and soyoil were at the low end of analysts’ estimates, but soymeal exp...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Corn and soybean futures prices were fractionally firmer overnight, while wheat prices sought to recover at least a sliver of their February losses. Chicago wheat was up about 5 cents heading into the early morning trading recess. Later in the morning, traders were tuned into the testimony on C...

biofuel

EIA Aims to Improve Biofuel Data to Reflect the Current Market, Especially Diesel

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has proposed revamping its data collection surveys and reporting process on fuel supplies, production, distribution and inputs. It outlined those plans in a late December notice and closed the request-for-comments period yesterday. Given the evol...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

In a day full of new fundamental data, it was policy expectations that ruled the CBOT. Corn and soybean futures were mixed and largely lackluster in today’s trading with wheat posting solid gains. The markets remain supported/optimistic based on (apparently) improving trade relations betw...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

USDA’s annual Agricultural Outlook Forum opened its two-day run this morning. “Growing Locally, Selling Globally” is the 2019 theme. USDA Chief Economist Robert Johansson presented the 2019 projections for grains, oilseeds, planted area and farm income. USDA foresees net farm...

biofuel

More Small Refinery Exemptions Granted

The EPA announced yesterday that it had granted five additional small refinery exemptions (SREs) for 2017, reducing the number of pending petitions in the queue for that year as of 1 March from seven to two. This brings the total number of exemptions to 9.4 percent of the 19.28 billion gallons...

soy-oilseeds biofuel

Oilseed Highlights: U.S. Soy Export Sales; EU Biodiesel, Palm Oil Futures; EU Rapeseed

U.S. Soy Export Sales Highlights Today’s USDA weekly export sales report indicated U.S. exporters were quite successful selling soybeans to China and elsewhere in the week ending 7 March. Meanwhile, soymeal and soyoil export sales were relatively modest. Net soybean export sales for shipm...

biofuel

Year-Round E15 and RIN Reform Proposed; Annual Ethanol Use Down

Year-Round E15 and RIN Reform Proposed The EPA released its proposed waiver for year-round E15 use today. As previously reported (click here), it will now be on a tight approval deadline before the summer driving season starts. Given the risk of regulatory uncertainty and needed infrastructure...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Yesterday’s firmer market did not have the legs to carry over into the night session. Grain and soybean values turned lower in overnight trade with corn futures down a fraction, soybeans off 1-2 cents and Chicago wheat down about 4 cents. Trading volume was again quite low. The price weak...

biofuel

E15; Biodiesel Duties; The Debt Limit

E15 and SREs  Yesterday the EPA submitted its proposal for year-round E15 use to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for sign-off. As noted here on Friday, a quick timeline for approval could be 75 days, which is slightly less than the number of days before the 1 June start of the su...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Corn and soybean futures were higher in the Sunday evening session with wheat steady, and that is the way the market opened this morning as well. There was renewed optimism that the U.S. and China are very close to reaching an agreement on trade. President Trump has reportedly asked the Chinese...

biofuel

E15; Biodiesel Credit; Tariff Checks and Balances

There’s been a spate of activity on Capitol Hill of late on some high-profile ag policy issues. Below is an end-of-the week recap. E15 Waiver In testimony before the House Ag Committee, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue suggested that EPA was unlikely to finish the waiver for year-round E15 use...

soy-oilseeds biofuel

Oilseed Highlights: U.S. Soy Export Sales, Sinograin Reserve Sales; Canada’s Soy Sales; French Biodiesel Strike

U.S. Soy Export Sales Highlights Today’s release of the USDA weekly export sales report for the week ending 21 February indicated unexpectedly large sales of U.S. soybeans, particularly to China. Sales of soymeal and soyoil were at the low end of analysts’ estimates, but soymeal exp...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Corn and soybean futures prices were fractionally firmer overnight, while wheat prices sought to recover at least a sliver of their February losses. Chicago wheat was up about 5 cents heading into the early morning trading recess. Later in the morning, traders were tuned into the testimony on C...

biofuel

EIA Aims to Improve Biofuel Data to Reflect the Current Market, Especially Diesel

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has proposed revamping its data collection surveys and reporting process on fuel supplies, production, distribution and inputs. It outlined those plans in a late December notice and closed the request-for-comments period yesterday. Given the evol...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

In a day full of new fundamental data, it was policy expectations that ruled the CBOT. Corn and soybean futures were mixed and largely lackluster in today’s trading with wheat posting solid gains. The markets remain supported/optimistic based on (apparently) improving trade relations betw...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

USDA’s annual Agricultural Outlook Forum opened its two-day run this morning. “Growing Locally, Selling Globally” is the 2019 theme. USDA Chief Economist Robert Johansson presented the 2019 projections for grains, oilseeds, planted area and farm income. USDA foresees net farm...

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