Keeping Exports on the Move

Cindy Zimmerman

With yet another record grain crop this year, having the transportation infrastructure to keeping it moving is more important than ever. “Transportation is everything,” said Ken Eriksen with Informa Economics at this week’s Export Exchange, sponsored by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and the U.S. Grains Council. Eriksen says grain exports are expected to set a record this year at …

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Megatrends Mean New Opportunities at #ExEx16

Cindy Zimmerman

A number of global megatrends can mean new opportunities for agribusiness moving forward, according to Chris Nolan with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), who gave the keynote address at the 2016 Export Exchange this week in Detroit. Nolan identified five global megatrends – demographic shifts, global economic power shifts, accelerating urbanization, resource scarcity, and evolving technology – that provide opportunities for the agricultural …

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USGC Chairman Bullish on #ExEx16

Cindy Zimmerman

The chairman of the U.S. Grains Council is attending his first Export Exchange this week in Detroit and he is very impressed. Maryland farmer Chip Councell says he is amazed by the number of attendees and the prospects that the event offers for U.S. grain suppliers. “We have over 200 international customers from 35 countries,” said Councell. “It’s a great …

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Hundreds in Detroit for #ExEx16

Cindy Zimmerman

Hundreds of buyers and sellers of U.S. coarse grains and ethanol co-products have arrived in Detroit for Export Exchange 2016 and even though they are from more than 30 countries they are busy making connections and building relationships. The event, which has been held every two years since 2010, is co-sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and the Renewable …

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Record #Corn #Harvest Sets Tone for #ExEx16

Cindy Zimmerman

An anticipated record corn harvest combined with expected record production of animal feed co-products forms the backdrop for the 2016 Export Exchange (#ExEx16) coming up next week in Detroit. More than 200 international buyers and end-users of coarse grains and co-products, including distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS), are expected to attend this biennial networking event co-sponsored by the U.S. …

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NEW PBS Documentary: The Ethanol Effect

Joanna Schroeder

Detroit Public Television (DPTV) is debuting a new ethanol documentary this Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 9:00 pm ET called, “The Ethanol Effect“. The film, produced by DPTV, takes a look at the controversy surrounding the challenges of the best use for America’s corn production: food or biofuel. The worldwide premier of the documentary is on PBS’ World Channel. (Click …

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Spurlock Takes NCGA Helm Focused on #Ethanol Trade

Joanna Schroeder

Wesley Spurlock, a grower from Spurlock of Stratford, Texas, officially took the helm as the President of the Board for the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) Saturday and he has his eye on trade as a major focus of the 2017 fiscal year. Trade will play a starring role in finding homes for the increasing corn harvests and one growing …

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EPA Approves Edeniq Cellulosic Pathway

Joanna Schroeder

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that it has approved Pacific Ethanol’s registration of its Stockton, California plant to generate D3 cellulosic Renewable Identification Numbers (RINS) using Edeniq’s Pathway Technology. The company’s kernel fiber to cellulosic ethanol technology was recently featured during a panel discussion at the 29th annual ACE Ethanol Conference. “This approval is a landmark for …

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#Ethanol Still High on NCGA Priority List

Cindy Zimmerman

Officers of the National Corn Growers Association spent time with media, farmers, industry partners and academics during the 2016 Farm Progress Show last week to share the organization’s key priorities and messages. The clear intent of our effort is to communicate the economic challenges farmers are facing and leverage NCGA’s position as a thought leader to raise awareness and drive …

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