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We are a grassroots, investor-owned 100 million gallons per year fuel ethanol plant. Cardinal Ethanol began production at its ethanol plant in East Central Indiana, near Union City on November 1, 2008. We use over 36 million bushels of corn and produce approximately 100 million gallons of ethanol, along with 320,000 tons of dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) per year. We also produce corn oil for use in the bio-diesel industry and CO2 is captured on site for use in the bottling industry.
What better way to know what soybeans your customers need than to also be one of those customers? Mike Beard, a soybean and hog farmer from Frankfort, Ind., knows firsthand what higher protein content in the soybeans he raises means for his pigs' performance.
Farm Bill: More Corn in PLC?
Despite estimates of $70-per-acre payments for corn farmers in as many as 16 states for this year's corn crop, the Congressional Budget Office released a new projection Monday showing only 37.5% of corn acreage will enroll in the new Agricultural Risk Coverage-County program. Farmers will instead choose to enroll more acres in Price Loss Coverage.
SCO Sticker Shock
Costs and potential disconnect with county yields make the Supplemental Coverage Option a hard sell in high-risk regions it was supposed to help.
Truck Drivers in Short Supply
The U.S. trucking industry is seeing a severe shortage of drivers nationwide, according to industry representatives.
The Attraction of Youth
Everyone likes a bargain, but bulls are generally not a good place to pinch pennies. Buy young and you'll probably pay less because he's unproven. But do you really know what sort of calves that bull will produce once he's fully developed?
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