Latest Ethanol effect Stories

2014-02-12 16:21:42

DUBLIN, February 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/c8hhn8/ethanol_etoh) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the International Ethanol (EtOH) Market - Forecast up to 2017" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/c8hhn8/ethanol_etoh ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) "Concise Analysis of the International Ethanol (EtOH) Market -...

2010-03-24 14:15:00

Grocery shoppers face hefty price increases if bad weather withers a U.S. corn crop that is now tethered to grain-intensive renewable fuel mandates, a new University of Illinois study warns. A corn shortage, coupled with surging demand to meet government-ordered ethanol standards, could push cash prices to $7 a bushel, the study found, squeezing livestock producers and driving up prices for meat, milk, eggs and other farm staples. Economists Darrel Good and Scott Irwin say federal...

2009-04-10 15:45:00

Food prices and federal spending on nutritional programs have risen due to the increase in gasoline prices, which has driven demand for ethanol production in the US, according to a nonpartisan Congressional advisory group. According to the new report from the Congressional Budget Office, increased demand for corn-based ethanol for fuel has resulted in an a 10 percent to 15 percent jump in food prices between April 2007 and April 2008. Most ethanol in the US comes from domestically grown...

2008-10-10 06:00:31

By Grant Schulte DES MOINES -- There are many things Bob Bowman will consider when he casts a ballot in this year's presidential race. The 58-year-old eastern Iowa farmer wants a strong free-trade advocate in the White House. He wants a president who strengthens the financial safety net for farmers. And, like many Iowans, Bowman wants a proven supporter of ethanol. "Obviously, that's toward the top of the list," says Bowman, who leans Republican but says his vote is "still up for...

2008-09-06 00:00:25

By DIRK LAMMERS AP business writer SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Ethanol's wild ride has brought it quickly from political golden child to scapegoat for everything from soaring food prices and world hunger to pork-barrel spending. This week, the Republican Party in its national platform called for an end to ethanol mandates in just the latest shot at a fuel alternative that, in some circles, has grown more targeted than treasured. High-ranking politicians, including presidential candidate John...

2008-08-28 12:01:06

By STEVENSON JACOBS CUTLINES A customer looks at milk on display at JJ&F Market in Palo Alto, Calif. U.S. retail food prices have jumped nearly 6 percent this year -- triple the typical rate of inflation -- and the new prices tend to stick. Paul Sakuma/Associated PressNEW YORK -- As prices for crude oil and other commodities ease, consumers have gotten a small dose of relief at the gas pump. But don't expect less pain at the grocery counter. Food inflation is here to stay -- and...

2008-08-24 12:00:27

By Stevenson Jacobs Associated Press NEW YORK -- As prices for crude oil and other commodities ease, consumers have gotten a small dose of relief at the gas pump. But don't expect less pain at the grocery counter. Food inflation is here to stay -- and will probably get worse for some things. That's because retail prices for cereal, eggs, cheese and meat generally lag by several months or longer world prices for wheat, corn and soybeans -- the raw ingredients of so much of our food. Some...

2008-08-10 15:00:20

By Matthew L. Wald In a move that could contribute to high global food prices, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has rejected a request to cut the government's quota for the use of ethanol in cars. The agency made the decision Thursday after concluding, at least for now, that the national goal of reducing oil use trumps any effect on food prices from making fuel from corn. The agency's administrator, Stephen Johnson, said the mandate was "strengthening our nation's energy...

2008-07-19 06:00:28

By Leslie Reed, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Jul. 19--KEARNEY, Neb. -- It isn't "food versus fuel," members of Nebraska's Ethanol Board said Friday. Rather, the national debate should be a discussion of food and fuel, said David E. Hallberg of Omaha, chairman and chief executive officer of an ethanol production company and a member of the state board. Hallberg said ethanol supporters have allowed the oil and grocery industries to mischaracterize the impact that ethanol production has had...

2008-07-18 09:00:51

By Laura Hancock Deseret News PARK CITY -- Food prices may be rising, but at the Utah Farm Bureau conference here on Thursday, local farmers and ranchers said they have seen little of the profits. "Eggs had been selling for 60 cents, and now they're what, $1.20?" said sheep rancher Pete Stamatakis, who lives near Price. "It's a catastrophe. But people should pay for their food. The people who raise it don't make any money." The economy and energy were the main topics discussed at the...

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