Strengthening demand pushing livestock markets

IARN — The livestock sector began the shortened trading week with favorable action.

According to Bill Moore, senior account executive with Price Futures Group in Chicago, live and feeder cattle futures saw strong gains on Tuesday. He was thankful that the bearish tone from last week didn’t carry over. Read more

Ethanol coalition cheers EPA decision to reject some Gap Year Waivers

IARN —  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), National Farmers Union (NFU), and American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) today welcomed news reports that President Trump has directed the Environmental Protection Agency to reject dozens of so-called “gap year” small refinery exemption petitions intended to circumvent the Tenth Circuit Court’s decision in RFA et al. v. EPA.  Read more

House Ag Chair unhappy with Brazil regarding U.S. ethanol

IARN — The Brazilian government’s tariff rate quota that placed a 20 percent duty on American ethanol imports exceeding 198 million gallons ended on August 31. Government officials there have yet to announce plans for the future of the U.S.-Brazil trade relationship. If the government doesn’t take further actions, all U.S. ethanol coming into Brazil faces a 20 percent tariff. Read more