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Industry At A Glance: Ethanol margins narrow dramatically

  • May 19, 2016
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    Do you agree or disagree with EPA’s proposed cap on corn-based ethanol production of 14.8 billion gallons? 6

    The EPA recently proposed an increase in the Renewable Fuel Standard requirements, boosting total renewable fuel production from 18.11 billion gallons this year to 18.8 billion gallons in 2017 and...More
  • Oct 8, 2013
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    Stoke Up The RFS Pressure 7

    “ … In the seven years since the policy was enacted, the RFS has failed to meet its goals of protecting the environment and reducing dependence on foreign oil. It has and is forcing Americans to pay more for fuel, and it has raised food prices around the world. And yet, ethanol lobbying groups continue to argue on behalf of the policy, armed with an array of invalid claims.”...More
  • Aug 1, 2013
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    No Farm Bill Likely To Really Benefit Cattle Producers 4

    Ethanol has greatly improved the profitability of farming, while downgrading the profitability of the cattle industry. In the longer term, the system will likely find a new balance, and the result will be a larger farming industry, a smaller cattle industry, and higher food and energy prices....More
  • cattle prices and beef demand
    May 16, 2013
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    Industry Sees Record Wholesale Beef Prices, But Not Profits 1

    Even more important than the lack of profitability in the beef industry is the concern over beef demand. Economists continue to warn the industry about the growing disparity between beef prices and those of pork and poultry....More
  • farmland price crash
    Apr 3, 2013
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    Are We Headed For A Farmland Crash? 11

    Land -- God isn’t making any more of it. And, with other investment opportunities lacking, farmers, ranchers, and plenty of people outside of agriculture, continue to eagerly invest in this precious asset. The result has been extremely high and growing land prices. Could we be headed for a crash?...More

Do you agree or disagree with EPA’s proposed cap on corn-based ethanol production of 14.8 billion gallons?

The EPA recently proposed an increase in the Renewable Fuel Standard requirements, boosting total renewable fuel production from 18.11 billion gallons this year to 18.8 billion gallons in 2017 and capping the corn-based ethanol. Do you agree or disagree with EPA’s proposed cap on corn-based ethanol production of 14.8 billion gallons? 


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