Blog For Tag "covid-19"

  • Iowa Ethanol Gross Production Margin in 2020 - Impacts of COVID-19

    posted by Jing Tang on Monday, July 6, 2020 In the past three months, we have been through a unique and difficult situation due to the COVID-19 virus. Because of the pandemic, the demand for gasoline dropped dramatically, which reached the lowest demand within a couple of decades. This led to the demand for ethanol decreasing significantly. We analyzed and updated this series article that was previously done in the summer of 2019, which talked about how the Iowa ethanol gross production margin (GPM) behaved.

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  • June Hog & Pig Report - An Update on the Hog Situation

    posted by David Miller on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 There is likely to be some slaughter backlog yet in July 2020, but much of that backlog should be worked through by Labor Day. The amount of slaughter-ready hogs increases for much of September, October, and much of November. Nevertheless, the number of backlogged hogs in the third and fourth quarters of 2020 are expected to be less than 30% of the levels seen in the second quarter of 2020.

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  • Update: Hog Slaughter Backlog - Impacts of COVID-19

    posted by David Miller on Monday, June 1, 2020 The spread of COVID-19 has created disruptions in livestock slaughter facilities. At the first of April, hog slaughter facilities began to operate at less than capacity. The first hog plant to close was the Tyson plant at Columbus Junction, IA which closed on April 6, 2020. It was closed for two weeks.

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  • DIS Continues to Innovate Despite COVID-19

    posted by Spencer Parkinson on Friday, May 29, 2020 Greetings! Thankfully, the restrictions that have come with the COVID-19 challenge are beginning to thaw, at least here in Iowa. And…thanks to an exceptional team and great clients the steady drumbeat of projects continues here at DIS.

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