Video: Kansas Corn CEO Reflects on Mexico Ethanol Mission

Last week, the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), Growth Energy and U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Foreign Ag Service (FAS) teamed up to lead a mission of U.S. ethanol industry representatives to Mexico to explore potential in that market. One mission member, Greg Krissek, CEO of Kansas Corn, reflected on his recent mission in this video.

Nick Hoyt of Informa Set to Keynote USGC’s Summer Annual Meeting

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Global market dynamics will take center stage this summer in Montreal with Nick Hoyt, vice president of Informa Economics, slated to keynote the U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC’s) 55th Annual Board of Delegates Meeting. Hoyt will speak on the current U.S. and global supply and demand outlook, as well as additional economic and policy factors affecting market expectations.

Study: GM Crops Continue to Offer Yield, Income and Environmental Gains

Smallholder farmers in developing countries are among the biggest beneficiaries of agricultural biotechnology, which continues to offer yield and environmental benefits around the globe. 

That’s the conclusion of a highly-respected annual report released this week by PG Economics that documents the continued gains in yield and producer income, as well as reductions in pesticide use and greenhouse gas emissions, due to increasing adoption of genetically-modified (GM) technologies by farmers around the world.

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Word from the Ground

Monopolies, Reform Policies, MTBE and U.S. Ethanol Exports

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By: Ashley Kongs, U.S. Grains Council Manager of Ethanol Export Programs

This week, the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and its partners, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), Growth Energy and U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS), are conducting a mission to Mexico to explore the potential ethanol market in that country. This comes on the heels of Pemex’s announcement earlier this year that it would invest 880 million pesos ($58 million USD) in infrastructure upgrades to handle and blend ethanol into gasoline in Mexico. Pemex holds a monopoly on Mexico’s gasoline market.