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U.S. ethanol expected to be competitive in 2017

San Diego | CNS Canada –– Weaker commodity prices and less international competition are expected to lend demand and profitability to the U.S. ethanol market in 2017, one analyst says. But changing political and policy environments — in the U.S. and abroad — add an element of uncertainty to the market, and the potential to […] Read more






Warm Saskatchewan weather spells early load limits

A long spell of spring-like weather in Saskatchewan’s southwest has softened roads to the point where winter weights are about to be removed. Increased winter weights will end in southwestern Saskatchewan, including several major roads and 70 rural municipalities, starting at 12:01 a.m. Friday (Feb. 24), the provincial highways department announced Wednesday. Affected roads will […] Read more

U.S. ethanol sector pumped on Trump

San Diego | CNS Canada — “Building partnerships and growing markets” was the theme of the National Ethanol Conference in San Diego — a theme members of the U.S. Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) believe aligns well with an increased focus on national security and protectionist policies under new President Donald Trump. Speaking Tuesday, the head […] Read more



EU regulators reported set to clear Dow, DuPont deal

Brussels | Reuters — Dow Chemical and DuPont are set to win EU antitrust approval for their US$130 billion merger, two people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The deal, which still needs approval from U.S. and other regulators, has faced intense scrutiny from the European Commission. Of particular concern is combining the two […] Read more


Wheat checkoff to drop in August 2017

Alberta Wheat Commission is lowering the wheat levy by nine cents per tonne as part of a move to a single wheat checkoff. If approved by the province, the combined checkoff will drop to $1.09 in August. The single checkoff will combine the wheat commission’s current levy with the Western Canadian Deduction, which will end […] Read more


Canola checkoff tax credit available

Canola growers who didn’t ask for a checkoff refund last year can get a tax credit for the 2016 tax year. The Scientific Research and Experimental Development tax credit covers the portion of the checkoff used for qualifying research. For Alberta canola producers, the credit is 9.77 per cent. For example, for an individual grower […] Read more