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Is ethanol demand finally turning a corner?

Farm Futures also takes a closer look at crop progress and what you can expect from next week’s WASDE report.

Ben Potter

May 6, 2020

It appears that ethanol demand may have a chance to recover, with production bottoming out two weeks ago while trending higher this past week.

This is a critical factor to monitor when watching corn price trends, but other factors are also at play, including a faster-than-expected planting pace so far this spring.

Farm Futures grain market analyst Jacquie Holland and I walk through this and much more in the latest midweek marketing podcast.

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Ben Potter

Senior editor, Farm Futures

Senior Editor Ben Potter brings two decades of professional agricultural communications and journalism experience to Farm Futures. He began working in the industry in the highly specific world of southern row crop production. Since that time, he has expanded his knowledge to cover a broad range of topics relevant to agriculture, including agronomy, machinery, technology, business, marketing, politics and weather. He has won several writing awards from the American Agricultural Editors Association, most recently on two features about drones and farmers who operate distilleries as a side business. Ben is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

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