Iowa RFA Giving Away Biodiesel at Farm Progress Show

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The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association is partnering with the Iowa Soybean Association to offer farmers attending the 2018 Farm Progress Show eight chances to win $500 worth of biodiesel-blended fuel. “Biodiesel adds so much value to Iowa’s farmers,” said Cassidy Walter, IRFA biodiesel lead. “Farm Progress Show is the perfect venue to showcase these benefits and this contest is an …

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Record Corn and Soybean Forecasts

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A record high soybean crop and overall corn yield are expected this year, according to the latest Crop Production report from USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Up 4 percent from 2017, soybean production is forecast at a record 4.59 billion bushels, while corn growers are expected to decrease their production slightly from last year, forecast at 14.6 billion bushels. Average …

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EPA’s Wheeler Talks RFS with Farmers in Iowa

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Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler got a taste of the famous Iowa State Fair Monday as the guest of Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and while he had some fun, Wheeler was there to meet with farmers about critical issues. “I enjoyed the round table we just had with different ag groups in the state…hearing what their concerns and problems are,” …

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Ads for E15 Greet EPA Boss in Iowa

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Radio and print advertising urging EPA to “make good on the President’s promise and approve E15 fuel use year-round” are greeting Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler this week during his visit to Iowa. The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is running an ad campaign this week on two top Des Moines radio stations, WHO-AM and KIOA-FM. One of the ads notes that …

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Acting EPA Administrator in Iowa This Week

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Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, along with Congressman David Young and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig, are hosting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler at the Iowa State Fair today (Monday) to talk biofuels and farming. Wheeler was invited to visit Iowa and hear from those impacted by attacks on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “I look forward …

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Novozymes Sees 14% Increase in Bioenergy Segment

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So far this year, organic sales for Novozymes are up four percent with the bioenergy segment of the company leading the way, up 14 percent, according to the company’s second quarter financial report. “Enzyme sales for conventional biofuels continue to benefit from our broad technology base and innovative product portfolio,” said Tina Sejersgård Fanø, Executive Vice President, Agriculture & Bioenergy. …

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Sneller to Retire from Nebraska Ethanol Board

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Todd Sneller is retiring as administrator of the Nebraska Ethanol Board after more than 40 years of service with the state of Nebraska, effective September 14. Sneller started his career in 1976 as a staff assistant with the Agriculture Products Industrial Utilization Committee, now the Nebraska Ethanol Board. He left for a brief period from 1978 to spring 1979 to …

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Custom RFA Ethanol Motorcycle Leads Legends Ride

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The Renewable Fuels Association’s new custom ethanol motorcycle, driven by RFA’s Robert White, took the lead in the 11th annual Legends Ride as part of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The race this year was for the benefit of the Special Olympics South Dakota – Rapid City Flame and Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame and RFA sponsors of the …

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Legends Ride Press Conference During #SturgisRally

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Participating in a pre-Legends Ride press conference in Deadwood, SD were (l-r) Tom Berenger, Sarah Palin and Rusty Wallace. I got to ask them to make a comment about a ten percent blend (E10) of ethanol into gasoline and what it means for our country. Rusty is very familiar with the renewable fuel from his NASCAR experiences which include designing …

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