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.
Get To Know Your Council Members:
District 5 – Terry Wehlander
North Dakota is divided into seven districts. These districts elect a member to serve producers on the North Dakota Corn Utilization Council. Terry Wehlander of DeLamere, ND represents those producers in District 5. District 5 is comprised of Ransom and Sargent Counties. (more…)
FARGO, North Dakota — June 25, 2020 — The North Dakota Corn Utilization Council elected leadership for the year ahead at their spring board meeting on March 18, 2020. New leadership took effect April 1, 2020. (more…)
District 4: Tysen Rosenau, Carrington, ND
North Dakota is divided into seven districts. These districts elect a member to serve producers on the North Dakota Corn Utilization Council. Tysen Rosenau of Carrington, ND represents those producers in District 4. District 4 is comprised of Eddie, Foster, Griggs, Stutsman and Barnes Counties.
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.
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)