China will continue its ethanol strategy

The Chinese government recently restated its plan to formulate all automotive gasoline with 10 percent ethanol by 2020. China will promote the use of ethanol in 13 regions this year, including Beijing. Under this plan, the government plans to reduce its massive corn stockpiles, [...]

Cattle on feed still up 4 percent as summer begins

U.S. cattle on feed totaled 11.3 million head as of July 1, reflecting the month-over-month decline expected for this time of year but up 4 percent year over year. The U.S. herd was counted at 41.9 million head as of the beginning of the [...]

More distillers corn oil in the market

With the rise in ethanol production, dry mills have increasingly invested in corn oil production to capture the value of this manufacturing coproduct. Cumulative production of inedible distillers-grade corn oil (DCO) increased 15 percent year over year in both 2016 and 2017. DCO traditionally [...]