New @NationalCorn President Attends #ExEx16

Cindy Zimmerman

The new president of the National Corn Growers Association says growing demand continues to be a big priority for farmers. “The crop is bigger than we’ve seen before, we just keep being able to produce these records,” said Wesley Spurlock, a corn farmer from Texas who just took over as NCGA president at the beginning of October. “Demand is what …

Ag group, Audio, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Export Exchange, Exports, NCGA, RFA

Growth Energy Talks Ethanol with FFA

Jamie Johansen

FFA students already understand the importance of ethanol to rural communities and national security, says Cory Harris of Growth Energy and American Ethanol.  That’s why they’ve chosen this special group of agriculture students to focus the message of performance. “Our message here at National FFA Convention, […] we really wanted to focus this year on engine performance with Ethanol,” Harris told …

Ag group, American Ethanol, Audio, Ethanol, Growth Energy

Enroll in Biofuels Academy

Jamie Johansen

Enroll in the Biofuels Academy, which will take place Oct. 31-Nov. 3. in Des Moines, Iowa. The academy is designed as The Practical Workshop for ethanol plant operators, organized around lectures and troubleshooting exercises that put classroom theory into context. Laboratory and functional demonstrations will be conducted as part of the training. This year, attendees will receive a comprehensive, hands-on …

Ag group, biofuels, Education

Young Scientists Scholarship to National Biodiesel Conference

Jamie Johansen

College science students interested in learning about all aspects of the biodiesel industry can apply for a travel scholarship to attend the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo, Jan. 16 – 19 in San Diego. The application process is open for members of the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel for scholarships, and to present a poster on their research or outreach …

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RFA Announces Fishing Sponsorship to Promote Ethanol

Jamie Johansen

The Renewable Fuels Association will be a co-title sponsor of the 2017 Crappie Masters Tournament Trail with Bass Pro Shops in an effort to educate boaters, conservation enthusiasts and consumers about ethanol’s benefits and its use in boats and other marine applications. Crappie Masters provides a crappie trail that anglers and families can enjoy and compete for prizes. The sponsorship …

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Register for 22nd Annual RFA National Ethanol Conference

Jamie Johansen

Registration is now open for the Renewable Fuels Association’s 22nd annual National Ethanol Conference (NEC), to be held Feb. 20–22, 2017 in San Diego. The theme for the NEC will be “Building Partnerships, Growing Markets.” The NEC provides an exclusive opportunity to engage key decision makers and industry executives, while networking and learning about the latest technologies and government policies. …

Ag group, Ethanol, National Ethanol Conference

Pacific Ethanol to Install 5 MW Solar Energy System

Lizzy Schultz

Pacific Ethanol, Inc. has announced the purchase and installment plans for a new 5 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) power system at its Madera, California biorefinery that produces ethanol, wet distiller grains and corn oil. The solar plant will be located adjacent to the Pacific Ethanol industrial facility, which currently sits on 137 acres in Madera County, California. The 5 …

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GROWMARK Excited for What’s “Next”

Lizzy Schultz

The 2016 GROWMARK Annual Meeting and Agribusiness Symposium was held this week in Chicago, Illinois. This year’s event theme was “Next,” with a focus centered on the innovations and ideas that will lead the future of agriculture and ensure its success. Jim Spradlin, CEO of GROWMARK, sat down for an interview during the Annual Meeting. He discussed the company’s vision …

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GROWMARK Talks Ethanol Tax Credits

Lizzy Schultz

The upcoming Presidential election, and the potential changes to funding and regulation that the changing administration may bring, is a concern for many within the agriculture industry, and it was a major talking point during the 2016 GROWMARK Annual Meeting & Agribusiness Symposium. Chuck Spencer, Executive Director for Government Affairs at GROWMARK, is using the upcoming elections as an opportunity …

Ag group, Agribusiness, biofuels, GROWMARK, RFS

Cattle Producer Talks DDGs at #ACE2016

Lizzy Schultz

The growth of the ethanol industry and the use of dried distillers grains (DDGs), a co-product of ethanol production, as livestock feed have both harnessed significant controversy and skepticism from livestock producers through the years, and the use of distillers grains as livestock feed was a major topic of discussion at this year’s American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Conference, held …

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