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Ethanol Blog
Rick Kment DTN Analyst
Fri Apr 10, 2015 06:00 PM CDT

Corn prices, which are the single largest factor in ethanol's cost of production, remained extremely stable through the first three months of 2015.

This allowed little concern about changing ethanol production plans as prices remain slightly under $4 per bushel in front-month futures contracts. Since mid-January, the weekly chart prices for corn remained locked in a 17-cent trading range. These back-and-forth shifts through the complex helped create some much-needed stability in the ethanol complex as production pushed higher through most of the spring.

But compared to the consistency in corn prices, ethanol futures varied widely, moving in a near 20-cent ...

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