Energy http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6031/more en 5 Agriculture stories to read, Jan. 16, 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/5-agriculture-stories-read-jan-16-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In this week's 5 ag stories to read, you'll find tips for managing soybean aphid in 2015. There is also a breakdown of the ARC farm bill program when choosing the individual or county option. Read about the biodiesel market, and hear about genetic engineering benefits. Finally, enjoy a list of signs that you grew up on a farm.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/5-agriculture-stories-read-jan-16-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/5-agriculture-stories-read-jan-16-2015#comments Energy Issues Soybeans GMO Biodiesel Disaster Soybean aphids Fri, 16 Jan 2015 22:58:00 +0000 95471 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Tips for saving fuel, energy on the farm http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/energy/tips-saving-fuel-energy-farm <div class="node-body video-body"><p>Energy costs may not be your largest expense on the farm, but it's one that you can jump in on and make a fairly large impact without changing productivity, says Mark Hanna, Extension ag engineer at Iowa State University. He offers ideas for conserving fuel, including reduced tillage passes, shifting up, front-wheel assist and hybrid choice and drying.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/energy/tips-saving-fuel-energy-farm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/energy/tips-saving-fuel-energy-farm#comments Energy Fuel Management Fri, 16 Jan 2015 21:08:00 +0000 95451 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Agriculture stories to read: Jan. 9, 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/5-agriculture-stories-read-jan-9-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Five ag stories to read this week includes management tips for soybean cyst nematode. Read about a family using solar and wind energy to power their farm, and use a tool to help with crop insurance decisions. Xpert Ed Usset offers a marketing plan for the coming months, and singer James Wesley thanks farmers.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/5-agriculture-stories-read-jan-9-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/5-agriculture-stories-read-jan-9-2015#comments Energy Marketing Soybeans Renewable Soybean cyst nematodes Sat, 10 Jan 2015 03:12:00 +0000 95341 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Why You MUST Pay Attention To Iraq http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/why-you-must-pay-attention-iraq <div class="node-body blog-body">Oil prices could skyrocket to $200 per barrel </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grain-market-viewpoint"> Grain Market Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/why-you-must-pay-attention-iraq" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/why-you-must-pay-attention-iraq#comments Energy Marketing Fuel Grain Market Viewpoint Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:08:00 +0000 91581 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Higher DDG margins benefit ethanol producers http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/energy/higher-ddg-margins-benefit-ethanol-producers <div class="field-byline"> Source: Energy Information Administration </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The increased corn harvest in 2013 brought lower corn prices, lowering the corn input costs for ethanol producers. Those producers are also benefiting from improving margins for dried distillers' grains (DDG), an important supplement for animal feed that is the major co-product of ethanol production from corn. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/energy/higher-ddg-margins-benefit-ethanol-producers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/energy/higher-ddg-margins-benefit-ethanol-producers#comments Energy Marketing Ethanol Thu, 06 Mar 2014 15:21:00 +0000 89541 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Corn stover harvest can benefit agronomics, finances http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/corn-stover-harvest-can-benefit-agronomics-finances <div class="field-deck"> Corn stover harvest can benefit agronomics, finances </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Corn stover baling machines rolled across 2,500 acres of harvested cornfields last fall on Mike and Lyle Greenfield’s Jewell, Iowa, farm. The Greenfields’ stover is headed to DuPont’s new 30-million-gallon cellulosic ethanol plant in nearby Nevada, Iowa. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/corn-stover-harvest-can-benefit-agronomics-finances" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/corn-stover-harvest-can-benefit-agronomics-finances#comments Corn Energy Ethanol Sun, 16 Feb 2014 22:22:00 +0000 89191 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Photo: Poet-DSM ADvAnceD BiofuelS Could the bulls come out for corn? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/could-bulls-come-out-corn <div class="node-body blog-body">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?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grain-market-viewpoint"> Grain Market Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/could-bulls-come-out-corn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/could-bulls-come-out-corn#comments Corn Energy Marketing Forward Contracts Grain Market Viewpoint Thu, 13 Feb 2014 18:38:00 +0000 89161 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com RFS waiver and the future role of biofuels http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/rfs-waiver-and-future-role-biofuels <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>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.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/focus-ag">Focus on Ag</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/rfs-waiver-and-future-role-biofuels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/rfs-waiver-and-future-role-biofuels#comments Energy Biomass Focus on Ag Tue, 10 Dec 2013 21:58:00 +0000 87561 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com EPA proposes reduced Renewable Fuel Standard for 2014 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/energy/epa-proposes-reduced-renewable-fuel-standard-2014 <div class="field-byline"> Source: EPA, commodity groups </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The EPA has proposed levels of renewable fuels to be blended into gasoline and diesel as required by Congress under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. Developed with input from the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Department of Agriculture, the proposal seeks public input on annual volume requirements for renewable fuels in all motor vehicle gasoline and diesel produced or imported by the United States in 2014. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/energy/epa-proposes-reduced-renewable-fuel-standard-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/energy/epa-proposes-reduced-renewable-fuel-standard-2014#comments Energy Biodiesel Ethanol Sat, 16 Nov 2013 03:21:00 +0000 87021 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Ethanol usage vital to corn prices http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/ethanol-usage-vital-corn-prices <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Corn usage for ethanol will likely be 4-6% higher for the current 2013-2014 marketing year compared to last year, according to Bob Wisner, retired Iowa State University Extension grain marketing specialist. But it’s more in the fuel end of corn usage through the ISU Ag Marketing Resource Center.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/ethanol-usage-vital-corn-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/ethanol-usage-vital-corn-prices#comments Energy Marketing Ethanol Prices Mon, 14 Oct 2013 00:09:00 +0000 85742 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com