Crush Spread

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Crush Spread

A commodity spread involving soybean products. In it, one buys soybean futures at the same time one sells futures in soybean meal and soybean oil. Crushes are useful because they can take advantage of price spread between the underlying soybeans and products that can be derived from soybeans. See also: Reverse crush.
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As tracked by the Company (using CBOT spot closing prices for corn and ethanol), crush spreads ranged from $0.
Growth Reflects Transition to Alternative Energy, Operation of All Ethanol Production Facilities and Improved Crush Spreads -
Fiscal 2010 Q1 comparisons benefited from the start of ethanol production last year at the One Earth Energy facility as well as a year-over-year improvement in crush spreads for the first three months of calendar 2010.