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 …

Ag group, Agribusiness, Company Announcement, GROWMARK

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

NEB Unveils Spill Prevention Plan

Joanna Schroeder

The Nebraska Ethanol Board (NEB) has partnered with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Engineering’s Partners in Pollution Prevention program to develop a new Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) plan for agriculture producers who maintain their own fuel storage. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), fuels are hazardous materials, and as such, handling or storing them improperly can …

Agribusiness, biofuels

AI Bio Funds $13M for #Biomass-Based Bioproducts

Joanna Schroeder

Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions (AI Bio) has announced the funding for 61 projects to develop bioproducts from biomass resources. Totaling nearly $13 million, the monies will help support Alberta agriculture through the development of local feedstocks, such as forestry waste, to develop renewable products including replacements for fossil-fuel derived materials. The funds are also helping to diversify and strengthen the …

advance biofuels, Agribusiness, biomass, biomaterials, bioproducts, Biotech

USDA Seeks Applications for Biobased Funds

Joanna Schroeder

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking applications for funding to help support the development of advanced biofuels, renewable chemicals and biobased products. Funding is being provided through the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program, formerly known as the Biorefinery Assistance Program. The program provides loan guarantees of up to $250 million to develop, construct and …

advance biofuels, Agribusiness, biochemicals, biomaterials, bioproducts, USDA

Is the Trump-Pence Republican Ticket Good for Biofuels?

Joanna Schroeder

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What do you think about the Senate’s GMO Disclosure Bill? The Senate has passed it’s version of the GMO Disclosure Bill followed by the House passing the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard, and the President is expected to sign the bill into law soon. However, 40 percent of voters believe the legislation is bad …

Agribusiness, biofuels, politics, ZimmPoll

NCGA Calls for #RFS Policy Support with Lower Corn Demand

Joanna Schroeder

According to new USDA forecasts, increases in corn acres, both planted and harvested in the U.S., led to higher production and lower prices. Despite a 30-million-bushel overall increase in demand, corn price forecasts for the 2016/2017 crop year fell ten cents to $3.40 per bushel. The 2016/17 season-average corn price received by farmers fell and is now projected to be …

Agribusiness, corn, Ethanol, NCGA, RFS

.@Syngenta Supports #Ethanol #Farmers with #Enogen Corn

Joanna Schroeder

During the American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen race weekend, racing writers and photographers gathered for a media briefing held by the ethanol industry to learn more about the high-octane green fuel that is powering the NASCAR race cars around tracks like the Iowa Speedway. One of those reporters was our own Chuck Zimmerman who sat down with Chris …

Agribusiness, American Ethanol, Audio, corn, E15, Enogen, Ethanol, NASCAR, Syngenta

#Enogen + Cellerate = 20% More #Ethanol

Joanna Schroeder

The American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen took the Iowa Speedway by storm this past weekend and one of the hot topics: E15. Syngenta hosted a press conference to educate the racing media about the benefits of E15, including the amazing fuel benefits of the high octane fuel. Following the briefing, Chuck Zimmerman was able to catch up with …

Agribusiness, Audio, biofuels, E15, Enogen, Ethanol, NASCAR, Racing, Syngenta

#Ethanol Moving #America into Energy Independence

Joanna Schroeder

Bill Couser is a fifth generation farmer and livestock operator from Nevada, Iowa. He is also one of the founders of Lincolnway Energy, a 50 million-per-year-gallon ethanol plant, and past president of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association. We heard his story during his testimony at the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Renewable Fuel Standard (#RFS) hearing that recently took place in …

Agribusiness, Audio, biofuels, EPA, Ethanol, RFS