Renewable Energy Report: July & August 2014 Newsletter

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

Low corn price results in little returns from corn production.  But low corn prices can result in high ethanol production returns because corn is the major feedstock for ethanol production. We might call this concept the “ethanol hedge”.  But does it work?

In this article, we review long-term trends in U.S. crude petroleum production, reported reserves, and foreign trade.