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Coronavirus hits already struggling US farmers: 'We've stopped saying it can't get worse'

CNBC - 3/28/2020 6:01:00 PM
Farm trade groups are lobbying the Trump administration to provide financial aid for farmers enduring price drops amid the coronavirus pandemic.

U.S. ethanol prices plummet to lowest since 2003

Seeking Alpha - 3/18/2020 7:56:00 PM
Crude oil prices are not the only energy commodity that's falling, as U.S. ethanol prices have hit their lowest levels in 17 years, according to S&P Global Platts.Ethanol trading on Chicago's Argo

Returns for Soft Commodities Haven’t Been This Bad Since 1986

Bloomberg on - 3/30/2020 5:24:40 PM
So much for sugar demand being insulated from the pandemic. A gauge that tracks returns for that market plus cotton and coffee -- the so-called soft commodities -- is on pace for its worst quarter since 1986.

Rough Start For Corn Prices, But Predicting A Bullish Outcome

Seeking Alpha - 3/18/2020 1:43:00 PM
I expect an increase in corn prices. Global feed demand expected to increase in 2020. Brazil’s ethanol production from corn is expected to increase in 2020. Des

Falling fuel prices, weak currency drive Brazil switch from ethanol to sugar

Nasdaq - 3/23/2020 3:51:00 PM
Brazilian mills are expected to make a sharp switch from ethanol to sugar production in the new season kicking off in the world's largest sugarcane producer, as falling gasoline prices and a weak currency reduce the biofuel's appeal,

GRAINS-Wheat gains on global food supply concerns; soybeans up 1%

Reuters - 3/30/2020 4:01:00 AM
Soybeans rise as top importer China faces supply squeeze Corn loses ground on grim demand outlook (Adds details on China’s soybean shortage, quote in paragraphs 4, 5, and upda

All you wanted to know about Essential Commodities Act

Business Line - 3/24/2020 2:52:00 AM
Some of the essential commodities listed out in the schedule to this Act ... that ethanol and ENA are made easily available to producers. Reports indicate prices of ethanol and ENA can not be increased till June 30 and will need to be sold at the price ...

Energy Markets Erode Ethanol Margins - 3/19/2020 10:37:00 PM
DTN established Neeley Biofuels in DTN's ProphetX Ethanol Edition as a way to track ethanol industry profitability. Using the real-time commodity price data that flows into the "corn crush" in ProphetX, and some industry-average figures for interest costs, labor and overhead, DTN is able to track current profits. It also tracks how much Neeley ...

COVID-19 lowers corn demand, ethanol price

Ethanol Producer Magazine - 3/17/2020 9:55:00 PM
“While the policy response to turbulence in the energy markets has so far focused largely on supporting crude oil producers, we urge the Administration to recognize that biofuel and agricultural commodity markets are suffering as well,” he said. “Ethanol futures prices hit a record low in recent days, as the coronavirus is expected to ...

Ethyl alcohol prices soar in Cairo as supplies disappear from shelves

Hebdo Ahram - 3/18/2020 1:23:00 PM
Ethyl alcohol, or ethanol, whether in 75 percent or 90 percent concentration, has become a rare commodity in various areas in Cairo and Giza, with a price tag that has reportedly jumped from EGP ...