Ethanol Exports Still Strong in April

Cindy Zimmerman

Despite being lower than March, April was still another strong month for U.S. exports of ethanol and the co-product dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS), according to Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Research Analyst Ann Lewis. U.S. ethanol exports totaled 162.3 million gallons (mg) in April, a 25% drop from the near-record export volume recorded in March, but still the fourth-largest …

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Ethanol Summit Includes Plant and Farm Tours

Cindy Zimmerman

Before and after the Ethanol Summit of the Asia-Pacific held this week in Minneapolis, visitors from more than 17 countries in Asia and Oceania have been able to tour farms and ethanol plants around the region. Teams of producers, traders, government officials and business people have been on tours in Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska and Wisconsin, hosted by state corn …

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Asia Pacific Ethanol Summit Meeting in Minneapolis

Cindy Zimmerman

Industry and government officials from the United States and 17 countries in Asia and Oceania are meeting in Minneapolis this week at the Ethanol Summit of the Asia Pacific, focused on current and future prospects for expanded ethanol use throughout the region. The event, sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), is …

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RINs for Exports Would Mean More Demand Destruction

Cindy Zimmerman

A proposal to allow exported renewable fuel volumes to count toward RFS compliance would lead to further demand destruction for U.S. ethanol producers and corn growers, according to Renewable Fuels Association Executive Vice President Geoff Cooper, who explains why in a blog post this week. In addition, Cooper says allowing exports to qualify for the RFS would likely offset any …

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Growth Energy Creates Global Markets Post

Cindy Zimmerman

Growth Energy has appointed industry veteran Craig Willis as Senior Vice President of Global Markets, effective June 1. Willis, who has served as President of Ethanol for Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), will oversee the organization’s market development efforts to increase ethanol’s footprint both at home and abroad. “Craig is an ethanol all-star. He has an exceptional track record of building …

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Latest Ethanol Export and Production Numbers

Cindy Zimmerman

The volume of U.S. ethanol shipments in March was the second-highest in history, just two percent less than the record set in February, according to the latest government data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). U.S. ethanol exports totaled 215.1 million gallons (mg) in March, with Brazil once again the leading destination for the fifth straight month, receiving 95.9 …

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Ethanol Exports Hit Record High

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. ethanol exports skyrocketed to a record 218.7 million gallons in February. That is up 148% from January and nearly 50 million gallons more than the previous record set in December 2011, according to government data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). However, trade sources believe that February’s export data includes some volume that was actually exported in late …

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China Strikes Back

cindy zimmerman

From almonds to frozen edible swine offal, the majority of the 128 products on which China imposed retaliatory tariffs Monday are agricultural, making farmers bear the brunt of the reaction to U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs. “This is a tax on American farmers, brought about by protectionist trade policies,” said Farmers for Free Trade (FFT) Co-Chair Max Baucus. “American farmers …

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Ethanol on China’s Draft Retaliation List

Cindy Zimmerman

Following action by President Trump yesterday to impose tariffs on up to $60 billion in Chinese imports, China is making its list of what U.S. products will be the target of retaliation. The list reportedly includes agricultural products such as U.S. pork, modified ethanol, wine, fruits and nuts, and soybeans are expected to be as well. “We’re disappointed that China …

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Export Exchange 2018 Scheduled for October

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC), the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy will host domestic suppliers, international buyers and end-users of U.S. feed grains and co-products at Export Exchange 2018, to be held Oct. 22 to 24 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. “Export Exchange is uniquely focused on connecting international grain buyers with U.S. suppliers,” said Iowa farmer Deb Keller, USGC …

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