AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider -- Wednesday
Wed Mar 26, 2014 05:59 AM CDT

Here’s a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN’s well-placed observer.

Ethanol Futures Hit 2-1/2 Year High on Transportation Issues

U.S. ethanol futures rose to $3.02 per gallon on March 24, up $1.71, marking the highest price since July 2011 on the Chicago Board of Trade for the predominantly corn-based fuel.

This marks a near 60% increase in ethanol futures prices as the harsh winter and increased crude oil rail shipments are creating rail car shortages to move ethanol from plants to refineries on the coasts.

Some indicate the situation has seen ...

Quick View
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  • The Attraction of Youth Combine genotyping with a yearling bull, or even a weanling, and you're less likely to make a poo...
  • Kubota Steps Up A new mid-range, high-horsepower M7 tractor moves this company into the row-crop arena.
  • SCO Sticker Shock Costs and potential disconnect with county yields make the Supplemental Coverage Option a hard se...
  • Clean Water Goes a Long Way Cleaning up 900 feet of a small creek in Kentucky brings rebirth to water once choked with sedime...
  • Clean Air Lawsuits Filed Several environmental and animal-welfare groups argue in two lawsuits that there is well-document...
  • Ag and Environment Outlook Agriculture continues to watch how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency implements the propos...
  • Surgery on Plastics Dharma Kodali's goal is to insert soybean oil in the basic ingredient list for PVC plastics.
  • Ask the Vet How should I treat a cow with a swelling on her flank?
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