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NEWS UPDATE January 13, 2012

Bipartisan Senate group seeks delay in EPA tailpipe rules

Jeremy P. Jacobs  •  E&E  •  Posted January 13, 2012

A bipartisan group of senators today urged U.S. EPA to hold off on new regulations that would cut air pollution from the tailpipes of cars and trucks because the rules would drive up the cost of gasoline. [ read more … ]

2011 crop report expected to show further drops in surpluses, yields

DAN PILLER  •  Des Moines Register  •  Posted January 13, 2012

Since mid-December, corn prices have risen 76 cents per bushel and soybeans are up $1.20 per bushel, restoring about $2 billion to the value of Iowa’s crops lost in a price decline that began around Labor Day. [ read more … ]

Iowa economist computes ethanol contribution at just $1 billion

Susanne Retka Schill  •  Ethanol Producer Magazine  •  Posted January 13, 2012

Taking issue with the ethanol industry’s “overstating its net contribution to the nation’s and the individual state’s economic accounts,” Dave Swenson, Iowa State University associate scientist in economics, released his own calculations of the ethanol industry’s contribution to Iowa’s economy. [ read more … ]

Ethanol Futures Fall Most in Six Months on Larger Corn Crop

Mario Parker  •  Bloomberg  •  Posted January 13, 2012

Ethanol futures fell the most in more than six months after a government report showing that supplies of corn were higher than forecast sent futures for the grain down the exchange-imposed limit. [ read more … ]

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