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China…they are scrapping their ethanol program & what does that mean?  GCI China talks of lifting duties on DDG’s.  Ethanol mandate by 2020, was never bought into.  Due to weather, the USDA report delayed until Friday along with the WASDE report.  Political talk making national news, is the current issues with Iran having any effect on the markets?  ASF hits again in Bulgaria.  Consolidation in the cattle as they wait for the cash to fully develop.


LINCOLN, Neb. – Through a new partnership between the Nebraska Corn Board (NCB) and Casey’s General Stores (Casey’s), motorists in the state will have increased access to higher blends of American Ethanol. Through its blender pump incentive infrastructure program, NCB provided grant assistance to help Casey’s upgrade existing fuel pumps to offer Unleaded88, a 15% ethanol blend. Twelve Casey’s locations in Nebraska have been upgraded – nine in Omaha, one in La Vista, one in Papillion and one in Norfolk.

“In an environmentally-conscious world, filling up with ethanol is an easy way for us all to do our part for the planet and our overall health,” said John Greer, District 2 Director of NCB and farmer from Edgar. “Ethanol is a clean-burning, renewable fuel that is less toxic than traditional gasoline, which is good for our air. By investing in our ethanol infrastructure, we’re not only working toward a greener world, but we’re also saving consumers money while boosting Nebraska’s economy. Ethanol is a win for everyone.”

This isn’t the Ankeny, Iowa-based fuel retailer’s first venture into offering higher ethanol blends. This summer, Casey’s added Unleaded88 infrastructure to more than 60 of its locations. In Nebraska, the retailer also began offering E85 at its stores in Ogallala and Cozad.

“We’re offering Unleaded88 at more stores because our guests want it. The benefits of a lower price and higher octane are hard to argue with,” said Jake Comer, fuel pricing manager at Casey’s.

“Unleaded88, or E15, is the most widely tested fuel ever,” said David Bruntz, chairman of the NCB and farmer from Friend. “We know these fuels work well in vehicles and provide countless benefits. The Nebraska Corn Board has worked hard and will continue to work hard to ensure consumers have easy access to these options. We also applaud Casey’s for being an outstanding partner in this process.”

The twelve upgraded Casey’s locations are:

Store # City State Address
2885 Norfolk Nebraska 1020 S 13th Street
2986 Omaha Nebraska 9905 Q Street
2987 Omaha Nebraska 15275 Weir Plaza Street
3813 Papillion Nebraska 9911 S 71st Avenue
3814 Omaha Nebraska 14330 Hillsdale Avenue
3815 Omaha Nebraska 15611 Harrison Street
3816 Omaha Nebraska 3725 N 147th Street
3817 Omaha Nebraska 18280 Wright Street
3818 Omaha Nebraska 250 N 168th Circle
3819 Omaha Nebraska 16960 Evans Plaza
3820 La Vista Nebraska 7828 S 123rd Plaza
3821 Omaha Nebraska 2540 N 90th Street

To find all local fuel retailers offering higher ethanol blends, visit getbiofuel.com.

In addition to its support of Casey’s, the NCB invested in eight other fuel retail locations across the state during this current fiscal year. Each year, fuel retailers wanting to upgrade to blender pumps can fill out a grant application to be considered for the program. For more information, contact the NCB by emailing NCB.info@nebraska.gov.

The Renewable Fuels Association today congratulated member company Badger State Ethanol, which recently produced its one-billionth gallon of ethanol. The dry-mill ethanol plant in Monroe, Wisc., began production in October 2002 and now has the capacity of more than 85 million gallons of ethanol per year.


“RFA applauds Badger State on this important milestone and its longtime commitment to the industry,” said RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper. “All those involved in the operation, from investors to staff, should be very proud of the hard work they all put into a facility that supports the community around them. The company supports dozens of good jobs, adds value to locally grown crops, and plays an important role in providing consumers with cleaner and more affordable fuels at the pump.”


“I thank all of the investors who have believed in us, the community that supports us, the consumers who buy our end products, in both ethanol and feed, and the organizations that support the agenda that helps make this possible,” BSE CEO and General Manager Erik Huschitt said. “We certainly didn’t do this alone, and we express our gratitude to all of those who helped us reach this milestone.”


Since its inception, BSE has returned value to its local investors, employs 50 people with high-skill, high-wage jobs, and provided a value-added market for area Wisconsin corn producers as well as a local outlet for commercial operations to conduct their grain business. BSE’s 1 billion gallons of ethanol production has provided a market for over 350 million bushels of corn. Click here for more information.


Looking at next weeks USDA report due out January 10.  Fresh money flowing into the market, is there limit to the downside?  Basis will continue strong but how will that compete with the ethanol market.  China signing phase one January 15th.  China in the market for more ethanol.  Cattle started 2020 in the negative.  Thoughts on the cattle weights with above temperatures.

Mixed market trade.  Slow down ahead of the last trading day of 2019.

Ethanol market…DDG’s & cattle.  Thoughts on going into 2020 & the first quarter.  Wheat & Phase One…it seems to be forgotten about with all the trade talks.  Looking at South American crop & world numbers.

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, an outspoken advocate for Nebraska agriculture, issued the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement of a final Renewable Fuel Standard volume obligations rule that does not match a previous agreement at the White House.

“This is a disappointment. We made some real progress at a White House meeting that President Trump, EPA Administrator Wheeler, and Senators Fischer, Grassley, Ernst and I attended, but the EPA is doing something different. Nobody there agreed to this and, once again, the EPA is asking us to trust them to do the right thing. Like a lot of Nebraskans, I am skeptical about how the EPA is going to implement this.”

Senator Sasse’s November letter to the EPA is available here.