Newsletters

April 2021

  • Positioning GGE as prefereed destination
  • Lower production blunts start of 2021
  • Steps toward capturing low-carbon premiums
  • Recapping 2020 and looking ahead
  • USDA's low intentions report bumps market

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December 2020

  • Plant Improvements
  • Annual Metteting Update: Monday, Febuary 22nd
  • 2020 ends on a positive
  • Three candidates seeking two board of directors seats
  • Corn rally offers opportunity for farms
  • k-1 tax statements expected in late February
  • Check out bin project updates on social media

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September 2020

  • More than double storage capacity
  • Q3 shows beginning signs of recovery
  • Director nominees due in December
  • Corn rallies on lower harvest projections
  • Thank you for standng up for ethanol industry
  • Management team titles confirmed

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June 2020

  • New Management Positions
  • Giving to our community
  • Pandemic effects on 2nd quarter
  • Annual maintenance shutdown
  • COVID-19 safety in the Plant
  • New project focus
  • PAC Outing details

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March 2020

  • 2019 highs & lows
  • Peterson & Calease elected to 3-year board positions
  • First quarter margins improve outlook
  • Potential impact of COVID-19
  • Low carbon ethanol offers premium returns
  • New grain originator
  • Revenue/Expense breakdowns
  • CFO Search

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December 2019

  • New admin building, traffic flow taking shape
  • 3 candidates for 2 board seats
  • Corn costs deliver GGE’s first year-end loss
  • Chairman’s comments
  • Consider attending IRFA Summit Jan. 16

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September 2019

  • New projects taking shape at GGE
  • Market conditions put GGE in tight spot
  • Construction project update
  • GGE commits to buying more corn direct from the farm
  • 50 tee up for annual PAC event
  • Industry, legislators call on EPA to reconsider exemptions
  • Director nominations open
  • Let’s Pink The Pump

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June 2019

  • Wet spring delays planting, complicates transportation, harvest & market outlook
  • Maintenance shutdown moves smoothly
  • Second quarter rebounds with profits
  • Pascal has been on board since beginning
  • Beadle joins GGE as grain originator

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March 2019

  • When the weather gets tough, GGE’s employees are tougher!
  • Annual meeting recaps 2018 highs, lows
  • Margin challenges extend into Q1 2019
  • Around the industry: All eyes on EPA

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December 2018

  • Mark calendars for Feb. 18 annual meeting
  • Golden Grain gives time, support
  • Commitment to members continues with $0.25 distribution
  • 2018 marked by tight margins, low prices
  • Taxable income passed through to members near zero
  • All eyes on the future
  • Sign up to access K-1 through online portal

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September 2018

  • PAC fundraiser supports ethanol policy, education
  • Tight ethanol margins, fewer sales hit hard
  • Golden Renewable Energy contract terminated
  • Building up E-15: News about the blend

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 June 2018

  • Construction kicks into full gear
  • Alliant Energy recognizes efficiency efforts
  • Low ethanol, corn oil prices squeeze margins
  • Maintenance shutdown uncovers unpleasant surprises

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March 2018

  • Annual meeting highlights strong year
  • Plant expansion projects meet growth needs
  • Employee party combines fun, fermenting and food for others
  • Q1 profits take hard hit from natural gas spike
  • K1 statements issued in February
  • Ethanol, consumers need RVP waiver, not RIN cap
  • Golden Grain gives back

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December 2017

  • Annual meeting, election set Feb. 19
  • Total team commitment to excellence
  • Increased gallons, prices drove higher 2017 income
  • GGE announces taxable income estimates for 2017 returns
  • Distribution & thanks from GGE PAC
  • In the spirit of giving
  • Online link to K-1

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September 2017

  • Eclipse can’t upstage PAC golf outing
  • Pink at the Pump: E15 sales support breast cancer causes
  • Dirt work begins soon to prep for plant expansion
  • GGE’s efficiency efforts pay off
  • ACE hosts market development webinar
  • Mixed news on export opportunities
  • ACE outlines ethanol priorities for reg reform
  • Expanded E15 in North Iowa

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June 2017

  • Annual golf outing, Aug. 21: RFA President scheduled at GGE PAC event
  • E-15 & racing partnering to promote ethanol
  • Distribution returns $0.50/unit to members
  • Ups & downs positive for Q2
  • New efficiencies in place following May shutdown
  • ACE outlines ethanol priorities to EPA on reg reform agenda
  • Prime the Pump shares E-15 news
  • Growing exports essential for ethanol

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March 2017

  • 2017 annual meeting review
  • Ethanol industry looks ahead
  • FY 2017 starts off strong, retreats
  • Annual shutdown projects should boost capacity

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December 2016

  • Reminder: Annual member meeting Feb. 13
  • Proud to be an industry leader
  • Board OKs December distribution
  • Year ends with stronger returns

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September 2016

  • IRS ruling on R&D tax, K-1 amendment still pending
  • Annual meeting set for Feb. 13
  • Low prices continue to restrict net income
  • Opportunities for synergy are ‘golden’

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June 2016

  • Annual maintenance shutdown projects
  • Board declares $0.25 distribution in May
  • Lackluster prices mean profits continue to lag
  • Raffle supports ACE scholarship program
  • EPA’s recommendation for 2017 RVOs falls short of RFS mandates

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March 2016

  • Production report shows efficiency improvements
  • Low ethanol prices hit first quarter income
  • Amended K-1s to be delayed
  • China and DDGs
  • Plant upgrades and projects in 2015

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December 2015

  • Nominees for GGE Board of Directors
  • Strength continues to show
  • Taxable income estimated at $1.22/unit
  • Efficiency yields new production records
  • Methanators to be replaced
  • EPA issues final RVO targets for 2014, 2015, and 2016

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September 2015

  • Board directors nominations being accepted
  • Field day shows ethanol’s importance
  • 2015 profitable with strong balance sheet
  • Air permit discrepancies settled with IDNR
  • Industry, USDA efforts boost flex fuel options
  • Grant program to support 5,000 new blender pumps
  • Golf outing raises nearly $17k
  • Shut-down projects showing results; cooling tower changes started

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June 2015

  • New ethanol blends finding acceptance
  • GGE to co-host field day Aug. 19
  • Distribution of $0.50 per unit
  • 2015 starting off with tighter margins
  • Check out the Biofuels Mobile center
  • 138 projects for shutdown
  • Comment on RFS rules online or in person
  • EPA decision disappoints
  • Tee off Aug. 17 for GGE PAC

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March 2015

  • 10 years and 1 billion gallons
  • 2015 starting off with tighter margins
  • Governor tours plant
  • RFA advocacy app offers ethanol info
  • Dineen defends RFS in USA Today
  • Share “what fuels you”

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December 2014

  • Plan to celebrate at annual meeting
  • A Look Back at 2014
  • Record profits despite lower ethanol prices
  • Taxable income estimated at $4.32 per unit
  • Thank you from GGEPAC
  • Efforts continue to boost E-15 in Chicago, elsewhere
  • RFS/RVO delay offers mixed message
  • Register now for 9th Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit
  • Motor club backs ethanol, offers alternative to AAA
  • GGE again sponsoring North Iowa Crop Fair

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September 2014

  • Celebrating E15 openings
  • Golden Renewables set to move forward
  • 2014 RFS recommendations now under OMB review
  • GGE’s top 3 quarters ever fall in 2014
  • Board nominations needed
  • Record US crop continues to meet growing corn demand
  • RFA testifies on rail woes
  • New social media challenge
  • 10th annual GGE PAC golf outing raises $16,000+

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June 2014

  • Rail disruptions fuel prices, complicate production
  • Annual shutdown set for upgrades
  • Second consecutive record-breaker
  • Update coming soon at www.goldengrainenergy.com
  • Corn crop off to a great start
  • Summer fuel season brings changes for E15, again

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