University of Illinois: Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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Scott Irwin publications



September 17, 2014 Owning Corn and Soybeans beyond Harvest in 2014/15   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good and Scott Irwin
September 10, 2014 Do Big Soybean Crops Always Get Bigger?   Continue Reading...
  John Newton, Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
September 4, 2014 Are USDA Soybean Yield Forecasts Getting Better or Worse over Time?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin, Darrel Good, and Dwight Sanders
August 29, 2014 Are USDA Corn Yield Forecasts Getting Better or Worse over Time?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin, Darrel Good, and Dwight Sanders
August 27, 2014 What Can We Learn About Corn and Soybean Yields From Crop Tours?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin, Darrel Good, and Gary Schnitkey
August 20, 2014 Do Big Corn Crops Always Get Bigger?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin, Darrel Good, and John Newton
August 8, 2014 Rolling Back the Write Down of the Renewable Mandate for 2014: The RINs Market Rings the Bell Again   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
July 23, 2014 The 2014 U.S. Average Soybean Yield: Headed for a New Record?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
July 9, 2014 The 2014 U.S. Average Corn Yield: Big or Really Big?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
June 18, 2014 Shifting Trade Patterns and Higher Crude Oil Prices Brighten Prospects for U.S. Ethanol and Corn   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good and Scott Irwin
June 11, 2014 Why Are Ethanol Prices and Production Profits So High?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
May 23, 2014 Recent Ethanol Blending Margins   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
May 21, 2014 Accuracy of USDA Forecasts of Corn Ending Stocks   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good and Scott Irwin
May 7, 2014 Off-the-Chart Profitability of Ethanol Production   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
April 30, 2014 Prospects for Timely Planting of the 2014 Corn Crop   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
April 9, 2014 The Relationship between Planting Intentions, Actual Plantings, and Prevented Plantings over 2007-2013   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good and Scott Irwin
April 4, 2014 Are There Acres Missing from the USDA's Prospective Plantings Report?   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good and Scott Irwin
March 19, 2014 Recent Trends in the Profitability of Biodiesel Production   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
March 14, 2014 Recent Trends in the Profitability of Ethanol Production   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
March 5, 2014 Implying the Probability of an EPA Reversal on the Write Down of the Renewable Mandate from the RINs Market   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
February 28, 2014 Who Wins if the EPA Reverses Itself on the Write Down of the Renewable Mandate in 2014?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
February 19, 2014 Will the EPA Reverse Itself on the Write Down of the Renewable Mandate for 2014? The Message from the RINs Market   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
February 14, 2014 The Role of Sampling Errors in Explaining Recent Surprises in USDA Corn Stocks Estimates: Part II   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin, Dwight Sanders and Darrel Good
February 13, 2014 The Role of Sampling Errors in Explaining Recent Surprises in USDA Corn Stocks Estimates: Part I   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin, Dwight Sanders and Darrel Good
February 7, 2014 Explanations for Recent Surprises in USDA Corn Stocks Estimates: How Well Do they Hold Up?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin, Dwight Sanders and Darrel Good
January 29, 2014 Is There a Problem with USDA Grain Stocks Estimates in Corn?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin, Dwight Sanders and Darrel Good
January 17, 2014 Evaluation of Selected USDA WAOB and NASS Forecasts and Estimates in Corn and Soybeans   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin, Dwight Sanders and Darrel Good
January 3, 2014 IFES 2013: The RFS and Crop Markets: Where to from Here?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
December 13, 2013 Estimating the Biomass-Based Diesel Supply Curve   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
December 4, 2013 Potential Impact of Alternative RFS Outcomes for 2014 and 2015   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
November 7, 2013 How Long Should We Expect Corn and Soybean Prices to Remain Above or Below Average?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
October 31, 2013 More on Ethanol RINs Pricing   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
October 30, 2013 More on Biodiesel RINs Pricing   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
October 24, 2013 Biodiesel Supply, Demand, and RINs Pricing   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
October 17, 2013 Estimating the Biodiesel Supply Curve   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
October 14, 2013 Corn Prices Pressured by Both Supply and Demand Factors   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good and Scott Irwin
October 10, 2013 What's Behind the Plunge in RINs Prices?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
October 9, 2013 Ethanol Prices Drive Corn Prices, Right?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
October 2, 2013 The Remarkable Foresight of Biodiesel RINs Traders   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
September 25, 2013 Biodiesel Supply Response to Production Profits   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
September 18, 2013 Recent Trends in Biodiesel Prices and Production Profits   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
September 5, 2013 Decision Time for the RFS?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
August 28, 2013 USDA Corn and Soybean Production Forecasting Procedures Revisited With a Focus on Derived Ear Weights   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good and Scott Irwin
August 21, 2013 Solving the Commodity Markets' Non-Convergence Puzzle   Continue Reading...
  Michael Adjemian, Philip Garcia, Scott Irwin, and Aaron Smith,
July 19, 2013 RINs Gone Wild?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
July 12, 2013 Understanding the Pricing of Distillers' Grain Solubles   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
June 26, 2013 Is the U.S. Corn Boom Ending?   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good and Scott Irwin
June 19, 2013 E85 Pricing and Recent Consumption Trends   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
June 14, 2013 An Updated Look at the Profitability of Ethanol Production   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
June 12, 2013 What Combination of Corn and RINs Prices Makes E85 Competitive?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
June 5, 2013 What Price of Corn is Required to Make E85 Competitive?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
May 22, 2013 Rapid Corn Planting Progress, But Well Below the Record Pace   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
May 2, 2013 Brazilian Ethanol Imports - Implications for U.S. Ethanol and Corn Demand   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
April 25, 2013 How Much of the 2013 Corn Crop Will Be Planted Late?   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good and Scott Irwin
April 24, 2013 Is Speculation Driving Up the Price of RINs?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
April 17, 2013 Was 2012 Really the 'Big One' for U.S. Corn Yields?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
April 10, 2013 Freeze It - A Proposal for Implementing RFS2 through 2015   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
April 3, 2013 Ethanol Blending Margins, RFS2 Compliance, and the Price of Gasoline   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
March 27, 2013 High Gasoline and Ethanol RINs Prices: Is There a Connection?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
March 8, 2013 Exploding Ethanol RINs Prices: What's the Story?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
February 28, 2013 New Era Crop Price Distributions and Marketing the 2012 and 2013 Crops   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
February 27, 2013 The New Era of Crop Prices --- A Five-Year Review   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
February 18, 2013 farmdoc daily Reaches 500   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
February 13, 2013 The Ethanol Blend Wall, Biodiesel Production Capacity, and the RFS...Something Has to Give   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
January 31, 2013 Expanding the Ethanol Blend Wall - a Role for E85?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
January 16, 2013 Domestic Biodiesel versus Brazilian Ethanol Revisited   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
January 10, 2013 Does the Biodiesel Tax Credit Change the Advanced Biofuels Landscape?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
December 28, 2012 IFES 2012: The Impact of Biofuels Mandates on Grain and Oilseed   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
December 19, 2012 Do Recent Precipitation Deficits Tell Us Anything about Next Summer's Precipitation?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
December 7, 2012 What's Driving the Surge in Ethanol Imports?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
November 21, 2012 How Many Acres of Corn are Needed in 2013?   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good and Scott Irwin
November 2, 2012 The Biofuels Era - A Changing of the Guard?   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good and Scott Irwin
October 18, 2012 farmdoc daily Gets Social (Media)   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
October 3, 2012 How Bad Was the 2012 Corn and Soybean Growing Season?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
September 26, 2012 The Impending Collision of Biofuels Mandates with Market Reality   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good and Scott Irwin
September 14, 2012 What Price of Crude Oil Makes Ethanol Production Profitable?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
August 15, 2012 Rationing the 2012 Corn Crop Revisited   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good and Scott Irwin
August 2, 2012 Ethanol - Does the RFS Matter?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
July 25, 2012 Update on the Shutdown Price of Corn for Ethanol Plants   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
July 13, 2012 Rationing the 2012 Corn Crop - Are We There Yet?   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good and Scott Irwin
July 11, 2012 USDA Jolts the Markets   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
June 26, 2012 Where Should We Be Now With Corn Yield Expectations?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
June 20, 2012 Thinking Out of the Box about Crop and Livestock Marketing   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
June 6, 2012 Recent Observations on the Tolerance of Corn Yield to Drought Conditions   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
May 24, 2012 Is the Long Ethanol Boom Coming to a Close?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
May 23, 2012 Rationing Old Crop Corn and Ethanol Shutdown Prices   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
May 16, 2012 What is a Reasonable Starting Point for Estimating the U.S. Corn Yield in 2012?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
April 25, 2012 Speculation and Gasoline Prices: Is There a Link?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Dwight Sanders
April 18, 2012 2012 Corn Crop To Be The Earliest Ever Planted?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
April 11, 2012 A Look at the Profitability of Ethanol Plants   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
April 2, 2012 Winter Precipitation and Corn Yield   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
March 30, 2012 USDA Reports a Jumble of Surprises   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
March 23, 2012 How Much Impact Will Early U.S. Corn Planting Have on Potential Yield?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
March 21, 2012 farmdoc daily is One Year Old!   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
March 14, 2012 Tackle Economic, Agronomic and Technological Issues at Top Farmer Crop Workshop   Continue Reading...
  Brent Gloy and Scott Irwin
March 8, 2012 Do Warm Winters Tell Us Anything about Summer Temperatures and Corn Yields?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
February 24, 2012 More about the Historic Pattern of U.S Winter Wheat Yields   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
February 23, 2012 The Historic Pattern of U.S Winter Wheat Yields, Any Implications for 2012?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
February 15, 2012 The Truly Amazing Continuing Story of Natural Gas Prices   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
February 8, 2012 The Historic Pattern of U.S Soybean Yields, Any Implications for 2012?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
February 2, 2012 The Historic Pattern of U.S Corn Yields, Any Implications for 2012?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
January 27, 2012 Corn Basis Revisited   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good and Scott Irwin
December 16, 2011 Seasonality and the Ethanol Blending Margin   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
December 15, 2011 Trends in Gasoline and Ethanol Prices   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
November 18, 2011 Marketing Corn, Soybeans, and Wheat in the New Era   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
November 2, 2011 Trends in Crude Oil and Natural Gas Prices   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
October 20, 2011 Corn Prices, Basis, and Spreads   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good and Scott Irwin
October 12, 2011 October USDA Reports   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
October 10, 2011 Revisiting Recent Corn Stocks Estimates   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good and Scott Irwin
October 6, 2011 Trends in Crude Oil and Gasoline Prices   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
September 29, 2011 U.S. Corn Exports--The Rest of the Story   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
September 9, 2011 2011 U.S. Corn and Soybean Yield Expectations   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
September 1, 2011 USDA Corn and Soybean Yield Forecast Errors Across Report Release Months   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
August 19, 2011 Have the Accuracy of USDA's August Corn and Soybean Production Forecasts Changed?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
August 4, 2011 Hot Summer Weather and 2011 Corn and Soybean Yields   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
July 19, 2011 Hot July Weather and Corn Yields   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
June 16, 2011 Save the Date: Announcing the Schedule of 2011 IFES Meetings   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
June 14, 2011 Interpreting Recent Data on Corn Planting Progress   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
June 3, 2011 Corn Planting Speed Revisited   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good and Scott Irwin
June 1, 2011 Is Speculation Driving Commodity Prices?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Dwight Sanders
May 10, 2011 Do High Prices Destroy Demand?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
April 25, 2011 Late Corn Planting and Planting Speed   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
April 19, 2011 A New Era in Real Agricultural Prices?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
April 12, 2011 Livestock/Corn Price Ratios in the New Era   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
April 5, 2011 A New Era in Livestock Prices?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
March 29, 2011 A New Era in Crop Prices?   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
March 23, 2011 USDA Corn and Soybean Acreage Estimates and Yield Forecasts: Dispelling Myths and Misunderstandings   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good and Scott Irwin
March 17, 2011 Welcome to farmdoc Daily!   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
March 2, 2011 Alternative 2011 Corn Production, Consumption, and Price Scenarios   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good