Producers, consumers and distributors of bioenergy products can access crucial data through the Bioenergy Market News Reports published by the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service.

The primary function of these Market News Reports is to compile and disseminate information that will aid producers, consumers and distributors in the sale and purchase of their products nationally and internationally. Several Market News Reports offer information on bioenergy products.

The National Weekly Ag Energy Roundup includes prices for commodities that can be used to make energy, such as soybean oil, corn oil, tallow and greases. The prices of ethanol and biodiesel are also reported. Additionally, CME and NYMEX futures prices are reported for ethanol, soybean oil, crude oil, reformulated gasoline and natural gas. Graphs are included to show price relationships for several commodities.

For more information about Bioenergy Market News Reports, contact Jim Bernau at (515) 284-4460 or Jim.Bernau@ams.usda.gov to access these reports, visit: www.marketnews.usda.gov.