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2012-08-11 08:13:59

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has once again reduced the estimated corn production from American farmers as the country's farming industry continues to struggle amid the worst drought conditions in fifty years, various media outlets reported on Friday. According to Ricardo Lopez of the Los Angeles Times, the lack of precipitation in the Midwest region of the nation has forced the USDA to lower its estimate for the corn...

2012-08-07 23:00:07

Announces initial shipment of Isobutanol from Luverne, Minn. facility in third quarter. Englewood, CO (PRWEB) August 07, 2012 Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO), a leading renewable chemicals and next-generation biofuels company, today announced its financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2012 and reported on startup operations at its Luverne, Minn. renewable isobutanol production facility. “We are laser-focused on our startup at Luverne,” said Patrick Gruber Ph.D., Chief...

2012-08-02 15:01:35

If the drought forces producers to feed a larger portion of distillers dried grains with solubles, cattle can maintain gains and improve meat quality if the animals are weaned early, a Purdue University scientist has shown. The finding, reported at the American Society of Animal Science Midwest Meetings in Des Moines, Iowa, could allow some producers to save on rising feed costs in the face of this year's drought. Distillers dried grains with solubles, or DDGS, are the leftovers from corn...


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