Global DDGS Utilization Discussion

Cindy Zimmerman

A panel of U.S. Grains Council consultants traded international perspectives on the utilization of the ethanol co-product distillers dried grains (DDGS) in various countries during the Export Exchange 2016 in Detroit last week. The panel included (pictured left to right) Indonesia consultant Dr. Budi Tangendjaja, Moroccan consultant Dr. A. Ait Boulahsen, USGC Global Trade manager Alvaro Cordero and moderator Kevin …

Audio, distillers grains, ethanol, Export, Feed, Grain, International

Supply Demand Outlook for DDGS at #ExEx16

Cindy Zimmerman

Record domestic livestock supplies mean demand is increasing for the ethanol co-product distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) but the export picture is less clear, according to Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Senior Vice President Geoff Cooper who talked about the DDGS supply-demand outlook at Export Exchange 2016 in Detroit last week. “We’re looking at record ethanol production this year, so …

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Elanco Offers Insight at #ExEx16

Lizzy Schultz

One of the speakers during the general session of the 2016 Export Exchange this week was Todd Armstrong, Senior Director of Global Market Access at Elanco Animal Health, who gave a discussion about balancing customer expectations with the realities of a growing population. Armstrong discussed some of the major challenges facing food producers today, such as the population growth, technology …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Communications, consumer, Elanco, ethanol, Export, Grain

Cattle Producer Talks DDGs at #ACE2016

Lizzy Schultz

The growth of the ethanol industry and the use of dried distillers grains (DDGs), a co-product of ethanol production, as livestock feed have both harnessed significant controversy and skepticism from livestock producers through the years, and the use of distillers grains as livestock feed was a major topic of discussion at this year’s American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Conference, held …

Audio, Cattle, corn, ethanol, Feed, Nutrition

NCC Calls for Reduction of 2017 Ethanol Levels

Lizzy Schultz

The National Chicken Council (NCC) has stated their support for recent efforts to create a more reasonable and sustainable approach to the nation’s biofuel fuel policy. The organization believes that the diversion of corn from feed to fuel exacts a heavy toll on U.S. chicken producers, as well as American consumers, at the pump and the plate. “NCC believes the …

Ag Group, Chicken, Company Announcement, energy, EPA, ethanol, Feed, Government, National Chicken Council, Policy

NCC Voices Concern Over 2017 RFS Proposal

Lizzy Schultz

The National Chicken Council (NCC) expressed concern following The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) release earlier this week of the proposed 2017 biofuel required volume obligation (RVO) under the renewable fuel standard (RFS), which will require refiners to blend up to 18.8 billion gallons of biofuels into the U.S. fuel supply next year. The mandate for conventional corn-based ethanol was proposed …

Ag Group, corn, energy, EPA, ethanol, National Chicken Council

Low Corn Prices Offer Benefits for Dairymen

Lizzy Schultz

While the decreasing price of corn has sparked concern throughout the agriculture industry, the resulting low feed prices do offer several benefits to livestock producers and the dairy industry. Low feed prices can help to soften the blow from the continued decrease in global price and demand for milk. Many factors seem to demonstrate that the new long-term “normal” for …

Ag Group, corn, economics, ethanol, Markets, Price

U.S. Exports of DG Set New Record in 2015

Jamie Johansen

A new summary of ethanol co-product trade statistics reports U.S. exports of distillers grains (DG) — a co-product of dry mill ethanol production — has set a new record of 12.56 million metric tons (MMT) in 2015. Last year’s DG export number was 11 percent higher than 2014, and was more than double the amount exported in 2009. The report …

Ag Group, distillers grains, ethanol, Feed

Phibro Animal Health on Ethanol and FSMA

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol performance and animal health go hand in hand at Phibro Animal Health Corporation, which is why the revised FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations are an important focus for the company right now. Phibo Animal Health Senior Vice President for scientific and regulatory affairs Richard Coulter says many ethanol producers are concerned about what impact the new regulations …

ethanol, FDA, Feed

America's Renewable Future Makes Progress

Cindy Zimmerman

It was only eight months ago that America’s Renewable Future (ARF) was launched in Iowa with the goal of educating presidential candidates about agriculture and biofuels in general and the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in particular. But what the coalition has accomplished in that short time has been so impressive that the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) recognized them with …

Audio, Cattle, distillers grains, ethanol, Livestock