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STC sees positive ag transportation outlook

The executive director of the Soy Transportation Coalition says ag transportation issues have been minimal this spring. Mike Steenhoek tells Brownfield, “Fortunately, we’re in a better position right now in terms of water levels on the Mississippi River. We’ve had drought conditions these last... Read More.

RFA sees significant growth in E85 availability

The senior vice president of industry relations for the Renewable Fuels Association says the availability of E85 has been increasing across the country. Robert White tells Brownfield E85 is significantly cheaper than E10 gasoline. “We have just shy of 6,000 E85 stations spread across... Read More.

Corn sees post-WASDE gain, with soybeans, wheat down

Soybeans were lower on fund and technical selling. The lone change for carryout projections was that new crop U.S. ending stocks were up on the month following a reduction in the old crop crush. That pushed 2023/24 U.S. ending stocks to 350 million... Read More.

Nebraska sees soil moisture decrease

Nebraska’s soil moisture levels declined over the past month. The USDA says around half of the state is short to very short of soil moisture at the end of March following a mostly dry end to winter, which is a concern ahead of planting,... Read More.

Corn sees firm finish, wheat mostly up

Soybeans were mixed, with nearby contracts down and deferred months up on bear spreading. Brazil’s harvest is past 60% complete and their basis is moving lower, adding to their export advantage. The USDA’s next round of supply, demand, and production numbers is out... Read More.

Ohio sees generally warm, dry February

The mostly mild winter has continued in Ohio. The USDA says statewide temperatures for February were about eight degrees warmer than normal and while precipitation was under the usual levels, soil moisture retention has been good. Wide swings in temperature throughout the course of the... Read More.

Minnesota sees wide-ranging January weather

January was a month of extreme weather swings in Minnesota. The USDA says January started mild for much of the state, which gave way to much colder temperatures and snow followed by another warm-up. That warm start and end to January coupled with that mid-month... Read More.

Clean Fuels sees sustainable future for biomass-based diesel

A biofuels policy expert says the U.S. EPA’s final 2023 production numbers show sustainable growth for biomass-based diesel. Kurt Kovarik is vice president of federal affairs for Clean Fuels Alliance America. “In 2022, US production was about 3 billion gallons, and in 2023 US... Read More.