Renewable Energy Report: February 2013 Newsletter

The Renewable Energy Newsletter provides information and analysis from agricultural economists and others on current issues facing the emerging renewable energy industry.

At least 60 countries outside the U.S. are in various stages of implementing or expanding mandated blending of biodiesel and/or ethanol in motor fuels. In this article, we look at some of the details of mandates in these countries.

2012 weather conditions resulted in a major drought in the crop growing regions of the United States. This article focuses on the impact of the drought and revenue insurance on the returns of Iowa farmers.

USDA’s January 11 grain stocks report and season-final crop estimates were some of the most important corn market indicators for the remaining months of the marketing year. This article highlights what producers can expect in the coming year.