Jul 30, 2012

Is Corn Getting Too Expensive For Ethanol Producers?

As yields and corn production declines, concerns arise about the point at which ethanol plants will be forced to curtail production because of the price of corn reaching unprofitable levels.  The shutdown price is a function of the price of corn as well as the price that ethanol is being sold.  Currently, the price of ethanol is rising faster than the price of corn, and the shutdown price may be nearly $1 higher than are current corn prices.

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