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Trump backs plan boosting biofuel quotas 10 per cent in 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes New York | Reuters — U.S. President Donald Trump has tentatively approved a plan to increase the amount of biofuels that oil refiners are required to blend each year to compensate for exemptions handed out to small refiners by the Environmental Protection Agency, two sources familiar with the matter said. The plan is intended to […] Read more

Trump promises ethanol-related ‘giant package’ to please farmers

Reading Time: 3 minutes Washington/South Sioux City | Reuters — President Donald Trump said on Thursday his administration is planning a “giant package” related to ethanol that would please U.S. farmers angry that many more oil refiners have been freed from obligations to use the corn-based fuel. Clashes between farmers and the oil industry over biofuel policy have posed […] Read more

U.S. Midwest floods to weigh on diesel demand come harvest

Reading Time: 2 minutes Putnam County, Ill. | Reuters — A disappointing planting season due to massive flooding in the U.S. Midwest this spring is expected to have spillover effects on diesel demand during harvest season, analysts and traders said. Heavy storms that lingered over the Midwest left millions of acres unseeded and put crops that were planted late […] Read more

Midwest floods hammer U.S. ethanol industry

Reading Time: 3 minutes New York | Reuters — The March floods that punished the U.S. Midwest have roiled the ethanol industry, hammering prices and trapping barrels in the country’s interior while the U.S. coasts suffer from shortages of the biofuel. The historic March floods have dealt a series of blows to large swaths of an ethanol industry that […] Read more

U.S. grains: Wheat edges lower on profit-taking

Reading Time: 2 minutes New York | Reuters — U.S. wheat futures inched lower on Tuesday as investors took profits after prices hit a one-month high on U.S. export optimism and adverse weather in the United States that threatened to delay sowing. Soybean and corn futures fell on technical selling. Chicago Board of Trade May wheat dropped 1/4 cent […] Read more

U.S. grains: Wheat rises on short-covering, planting worries

Reading Time: 2 minutes New York | Reuters — U.S. wheat futures gained on Monday, lifted by short-covering and technical buying, as well as concerns about North American production as weather in the Midwest threatened to delay planting. Corn prices also rose, extending gains into a fourth session, while soybean futures firmed. The May wheat futures contract on the […] Read more

U.S. grains: Wheat posts steepest weekly decline in half a year

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. wheat prices fell on Friday and posted their steepest weekly decline since late August as technical selling and competitive global supplies pressured prices. Soybean and corn prices rose, rebounding from earlier losses, but gains were capped on concerns surrounding strong export competition. The most-active wheat contract on the Chicago Board […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soybeans fall as trade concerns weigh

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean prices fell on Thursday despite stronger-than-expected export sales as investors worried that an eagerly awaited trade deal between Washington and Beijing remained elusive. Wheat and corn also fell as heavy deliveries against the March contracts weighed on the market. There were 820 deliveries against CBOT March soybeans, 400 deliveries […] Read more