Export Exchange Furthers USGC Mission

Cindy Zimmerman

The chairman of the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) is optimistic about the growth of export markets for grains and ethanol co-products such as distllers grains (DDGS). “In the 2017-18 marketing year, the U.S. set a new record for exports of feed grains and co-products for the second year in a row,” said USGC chair Jim Stitzlein, manager of market development …

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National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center Celebrates 15 Years

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center (NCERC) at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (SIUE) is celebrating 15 years of biofuels research this month. The Illinois Corn Growers Association was instrumental in fostering development of the Center in 2003 and the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) has worked closely with NCERC since its inception and continues partnering on various projects. NCERC Executive Director John …

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Corn Forecast Lower But Still Second Largest Crop

Cindy Zimmerman

The latest USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report for corn calls for lower production, increased exports, reduced feed and residual use and larger ending stocks. Production was revised downward by 49 million bushels on a reduced yield forecast. The new estimate for corn production is 14.78 billion bushels for 2018/19, which would still make it the second …

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Ethanol Stakeholders Welcome E15 Announcement

Cindy Zimmerman

Christmas came very early this year for ethanol stakeholders who have been pressing for sales of E15 to be allowed year round, as President Trump announced he was instructing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to initiate a rulemaking process that would extend the summer Reid Vapor Pressure waiver to E15. “What it really means is that we’re helping our farmers,” …

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Crappie Masters National Championship Winners

Cindy Zimmerman

The winners of the 2018 Crappie Masters National Championship at Truman Lake in Clinton, MO last week were two 21-year-old Missouri natives, Matthew Rogers and Baylor Mead. For the second consecutive year, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) sponsored the national fishing tournament, which highlights the use of 10 percent ethanol (E10) in all …

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Ethanol Report on Crappie Masters Tournament

Cindy Zimmerman

The Crappie Masters Tournament Trail held its national championship this year in Clinton Missouri on Truman Lake. This is the second year that the Renewable Fuels Association has been a co-title sponsor, along with Bass Pro-Shops, for the series of fishing tournaments held in several states, but the corn growers were the first to get on board. This edition of …

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Corn and Ethanol Partner to Educate Anglers

Cindy Zimmerman

For the second year, the Renewable Fuels Association has been co-title sponsor, with Bass Pro Shops, of the Crappie Masters Tournament Trail, with the 2018 National Championship held this week in Clinton, Missouri on Truman Lake. The corn growers were actually for first to get on board to sponsor the series of fishing tournaments held in several states. During the …

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EPA Updates RFS Website to Improve Transparency

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today updated the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program website to increase transparency and include new data and information for both stakeholders and the public. The data will provide new information for renewable fuel producers, fuel refiners, importers, and marketers including: The number of small refinery exemption petitions received, approved, and denied for each compliance year; …

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Doggett Named NCGA CEO

cindy zimmerman

Congratulations to Jon Doggett, who has been chosen as the new chief executive officer for the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), the fifth CEO in the organization’s 61-year history. Doggett has served in the capacity of NCGA interim CEO since August 1st and as NCGA executive vice president since late 2014. Prior to that, he served as vice president of …

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USDA Expands Crop Forecast from Last Month

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2018 corn, soybean, and cotton crops are all forecast to be two percent larger than USDA predicted in August, in the latest crop production report issued Wednesday. Corn production is now forecast at 14.8 billion bushels, up 2 percent from August and up 2 percent from last year. Based on conditions as of September 1, yields are expected to …

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