North Dakota Corn Utilization Council

4 Aug

The Impacts of COVID-19 on US Ethanol

2020-08-04T11:37:26-05:00August 4th, 2020|General Information, News Releases, North Dakota Corn Utilization Council|

By David Ripplinger, North Dakota State University Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics

Like many parts of the economy, the spread COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on the US corn ethanol industry.  Stay-at-home orders issued beginning in mid-March had an immediate impact on passenger travel and fuel use.  In response, ethanol production was quickly curtailed dramatically reducing corn use and price.

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10 Mar

Get To Know Your Council Members:

2020-03-10T13:11:01-05:00March 10th, 2020|North Dakota Corn Utilization Council|

District 3: Bill Wagner, Neche, ND

North Dakota is divided into seven districts.  These districts elect a member to serve producers on the North Dakota Corn Utilization Council. William Wagner of Neche, ND represents those producers in District 3. District 3 is comprised of Williams, Divide, Burke, Mountrail, Ward, Renville, Bottineau, McHenry, Rolette, Pierce, Benson, Towner, Cavalier, Ramsey, Pembina, Walsh, Nelson and Grand Forks Counties.

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7 Feb

2019 NDCUC Annual Report

2020-02-13T11:11:36-06:00February 7th, 2020|North Dakota Corn Utilization Council|

The North Dakota Corn Utilization Council publishes an annual report and year in review at the end of each fiscal year. To receive a free copy of a report, or to sign up for future free publications from the North Dakota Corn Utilization Council please send a note to  or call 701-566-9322.

View the 2019 Annual Report online below. (more…)

27 Jan

Why Should I Attend the Northern Corn and Soybean Expo?

2020-01-28T08:50:42-06:00January 27th, 2020|News Releases, North Dakota Corn Growers Association, North Dakota Corn Utilization Council|

The Expo is a full day of FREE events designed to make you a better producer, all under one roof – the Fargodome. The Expo features informative breakout sessions on current issues affecting your operation, nationally-acclaimed speakers covering important topics and a trade show featuring companies showcasing emerging technologies and products. You will have the opportunity to network with your peers and industry experts at these sessions and during a provided breakfast and lunch. Read on to discover just what Expo has to offer you! (more…)

22 Jan

NDSU Extension Explains Natural-air Drying Concepts, Busts Myths

2020-01-23T08:31:45-06:00January 22nd, 2020|News Releases, North Dakota Corn Utilization Council|

NDSU Extension’s grain drying expert offers advice on drying crops.

The moisture content and temperature of grain play a big role in how long that grain can be stored without significant deterioration.

Air drying is one way to reduce the moisture in grain. However, natural-air drying is not effective during the winter, according to Ken Hellevang, North Dakota State University Extension agricultural engineer and grain drying expert. The cold air does not hold enough moisture to accomplish in-bin drying. (more…)

10 Jan

NDCUC Funds Research Projects for 2021 Fiscal Year

2020-01-10T15:06:11-06:00January 10th, 2020|News Releases, North Dakota Corn Utilization Council|

The North Dakota Corn Utilization Council (NDCUC) members approved funding for 25 research projects in the 2021 fiscal year at their annual Research Summit on December 3, 2019. These projects will be completed by researchers from North Dakota State University (NDSU), and the University of North Dakota (UND). The projects approved for funding are: (more…)