Houghton, South Dakota farmer Troy Knecht attended the American Coalition for Ethanol’s annual conference in Omaha. Knecht says the tough times in agriculture is being reflected in the ethanol industry. “Not only has the ethanol industry seen RIN prices drop, but ethanol plants are bleeding,” says Knecht. “Everyone I’ve talked to says it’s the worst margins they’ve seen. There’s doom and gloom here, but people are trying to find ways to make things better. The industry is trying to find the next big thing, looking at how to move forward despite the sad state of affairs the industry is in right now.” Knecht was also elected to the ACE board of directors last week.
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