If anyone wants to see how trade affects economic growth, look at Panama City, Panama. I had the privilege of representing KyCorn at the US Grains Council International Marketing Conference in Panama earlier this month, and saw the tremendous growth that has occurred since canal expansion. In fact, January was a record month for the Panama Canal, where 1,260 ships carrying more than 36 million tons of cargo passed through. Read more
(November 1, 2016) KyCorn hosted a Taiwanese trade team on October 31 and November 1. The delegates, DDGS buyers who attended Export Exchange 2016 in Detroit last week, traveled to Hopkinsville to tour member farms, Commonwealth Agri-Energy and local processors. This is the third year KyCorn has participated in this program. Read more
(November 23, 2016) The Environmental Protection Agency today released its final Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2) renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for 2017. The agency finalized a total renewable fuel volume of 19.28 billion gallons (BG), of which 4.28 BG is advanced biofuel and 311 million gallons is cellulosic biofuel. Thus, the implied RVO for conventional biofuels like corn ethanol will be 15BG - up from the 14.8 BG proposed in May. Read more
(February 22, 2017) - In a letter sent today to National Ethanol Conference attendees, President Trump reiterated his unwavering support for ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard. Leaders from KyCorn, NCGA, and the Renewable Fuels Association respond with appreciation.
The newest roster of young Kentucky farm leaders has met twice this winter for Class IV of the CORE Farmer Program. CORE, which stands for Crop Observation and Research Education, provides several agronomic-based education seminars on important topics, and has been a cutting-edge educational program of KyCorn since 2010. Read more
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