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  • Feb 13, 2014
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    Could the bulls come out for corn?

    A simple 5-10% reduction in corn yields from the 165 trend-line estimate and we are moving new-crop prices to higher ground. I am always amazed at how a simple 6-7% reduction in yield could mean a 40% plus swing to the upside in price. I know its optimistic, but rather than choking on $3.90 corn perhaps we can enjoy chewing on $5.50 corn?...More
  • Dec 10, 2013
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    RFS waiver and the future role of biofuels 1

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced a proposal to reduce the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) for 2014 from the previous requirement of 18.15 billion gallons to a revised level of 15.21 billion gallons. The EPA proposal represents a reduction of approximately 16% from the original RFS fuel volume for 2014, which was originally established by the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007. The overall goal of this legislation was to reduce U.S....More
  • Aug 15, 2013
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    Renewable fuel standard and biofuels: Changes to come 1

    The legislature will likely take up a modification of the Renewable Fuel Standard this year, says Scott Kuschmider, director of government affairs, Monsanto. "We've seen a lot of pressure on the RFS," he says....More
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