NFU Honors Merle Anderson

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol industry pioneer Merle Anderson was one of three individuals honored this week with the National Farmers Union (NFU) Meritorious Service Award for outstanding leadership and service to family agriculture. Anderson is Chairman Emeritus of the board of directors for the American Coalition for Ethanol, which he co-founded in 1977. Known as the “Father of Ethanol”, Anderson grew up on …

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Governors Ask Trump to Support Biofuels

Cindy Zimmerman

The Governors’ Biofuels Coalition sent a letter to President Trump Monday asking him to support efforts to expand biofuel production and to help the states “harvest its economic and environmental benefits.” “We write on behalf of governors from states across the nation who believe that two of America’s great treasures are agriculture and renewable fuels,” the governors wrote. The letter …

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ACE Adds New Communications Director

Cindy Zimmerman

Former bioenergy magazine editor Katie Fletcher has joined the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) staff as Communications Director. Fletcher has been a writer for Ethanol Producer Magazine and Biomass Magazine and editor for Pellet Mill Magazine. “We are excited that Katie Fletcher is bringing her exceptional communication skills, experience in agriculture and biofuels, and enthusiasm for ethanol to the ACE …

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#Classic17 Features #Propane Power

Cindy Zimmerman

Propane power was on display at the Commodity Classic in many forms. We had the opportunity to walk through what’s new in propane with Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) director of agriculture business development Cinch Munson. Watch the video below and listen to the interview to learn more about propane autogas use on the farm, the new Quick-Connect Nozzle, …

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Enogen Corn Footprint Growing

Cindy Zimmerman

Recently appointed head of Syngenta Enogen Ron Wulfkuhle was at the recent National Ethanol Conference to talk about his new job and the increasing footprint of Enogen corn. Wulfkuhle, who was formally head of GreenLeaf Genetics, says he jumped at the chance to step into this role at the end of last year. “It’s a really cool place to be …

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Bipartisan Bill Would Allow E15 Sales All Year

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. Senators Deb Fischer (R-NE), Joe Donnelly (D-IN), and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) this week introduced legislation that would extend the Reid vapor pressure (RVP) waiver to ethanol blends above 10 percent, which would allow retailers across the country to sell E15 and other higher ethanol blends all year. “It would also ensure a fair playing field for higher ethanol blends, …

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RFA CEO Speaks Out

Cindy Zimmerman

After sending the ethanol industry into an uproar this week over his talks with a Trump administration adviser about potential changes to the point of obligation under the RFS, Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen visited the Commodity Classic in San Antonio to talk about the issue. “We remain opposed to changing the point of obligation because we …

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#Ethanol Controversy Talk at #Classic17

Cindy Zimmerman

The controversy that erupted this week within the ethanol industry over alleged backroom deals with the Trump administration to change the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) has generated a lot of discussion this week at the annual Commodity Classic in San Antonio. The event is the annual meeting for thousands of corn, soybean, wheat and sorghum farmers from around the country. …

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GROWMARK Growing as a Propane Retailer

Cindy Zimmerman

GROWMARK ranked as the fifth largest propane retailer in the United States by LP Gas Magazine with sales of over 211 million retail gallons of propane during 2016. “Propane is used for a lot of different reasons,” says Zach Baugher, GROWMARK Propane Marketing & Technical Services Manager. “Home heat, livestock building heat, grain dryers, and now we’re starting to see …

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