ISU finds up to 10 percent corn yield increase with cover crops

The most recent annual results from a four-year Iowa State University study on using cover crops between rows of corn reveals yield increases of 5 to 10 percent are possible. It's the best results the research has revealed so far.
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Green Plains revenues up $1.5 billion

Green Plains Renewable Energy Inc. announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended Dec. 31. Net income attributable to Green Plains for 2011 was $38.4 million compared to $48 million in 2010.
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USDA lowers corn ending stocks estimates once again

The report lowered estimates for the 2011-'12 marketing year ending stocks on expected higher exports, leaving estimates for corn use for ethanol production unchanged from the previous month at 5 billion bushels.
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Energy beet project gets funds, aims for advanced biofuel status

A N.D. energy beet-to-ethanol project landed $1 million in funding, moving it closer to realization as the U.S. EPA considers whether energy beet ethanol qualifies as an advanced biofuel.
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Mansfield, Noble merge ethanol marketing divisions

The Mansfield Oil Co. and global agricultural and energy products supplier Noble Group have combined their ethanol plant marketing divisions to create a new joint venture known as Noble Mansfield Renewable Energy.
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House committee members, industry slam effort to delay E15

The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology met to markup H.R. 3199, introduced last fall by committee Vice Chairman Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., that would require further testing on the effects of E15 on vehicles and other engines.
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Poet targets dairy market with low-fat DDGS

Poet LLC is upping its stake in the dairy feed market with the introduction of Dakota Gold Low Fat dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS), which research is showing can be fed to dairy cattle at a higher inclusion rate than traditional DDGS.
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ADM to close ND ethanol plant

Archer Daniels Midland Co. announced Feb. 6 that it will close its 30 MMgy ethanol plant in Walhalla, N.D., in April, citing a need to optimize its U.S. corn processing operations as the reason for the closure.
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