Cruz Takes Iowa Despite #RFS Campaign

Cindy Zimmerman

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas finished a strong first in the Iowa caucuses, despite heavy campaigning against him by the ethanol industry and even Governor Terry Branstad saying it would be a “big mistake for Iowa to support him.” Still, America’s Renewable Future, headed by Branstad’s son Eric, took a positive tone on the caucus results, noting that 100% of …

ARF, Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News, politics, RFS

Biofuel Industry’s United Stand

Joanna Schroeder

The biofuel industry continues to maintain its united front on encouraging legislative support for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) especially during the presidential campaigns. Leaders from the renewable fuels and agriculture community released a public letter to allies outlining their support for America’s Renewable Future (ARF) to protect the RFS. The letter urges Iowa voters to turn to ARF to …

ARF, Biodiesel, biofuels, Ethanol, RFS

Sen. Ted Cruz’s Evolution on Ethanol

Joanna Schroeder

Presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz has come a long way on his view of ethanol.  For the first time during a bus stop in Sioux Center, Iowa, Cruz pledged to support the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) through 2022 and called for an end to oil and gas production subsidies if elected president. Former Senator Jim Talent, who is now spearheading …

ARF, biofuels, Ethanol, RFS

ARF: Sen Cruz is Anti-Job, Anti-Farmer

Joanna Schroeder

America’s Renewable Future (ARF) will be following presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz around Iowa as he campaigns to let voters know “the truth” about his “dangerous” plans for the state’s farmers and economy. The ARF RV will be at each of Cruz’s 28 stops and community members and ARF staff will be speaking with Iowans about their final Renewable Fuel …

ARF, biofuels, RFS

ARF Releases Final Prez Candidate Report

Joanna Schroeder

As the year comes to a close, Americas Renewable Future (ARF) has released its final 2016 presidential candidate Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) report card. Candidates are given a “good” or “bad” grade based on their statements and actions related to the alternative energy legislation. ARF plans to send the report card to more than 50,000 pledged caucus-goers so that “Iowans …

ARF, biofuels, Legislation, RFS

Carson Supports RFS through 2022

Cindy Zimmerman

During a recent campaign stop in Iowa Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said the promise of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) needs to be kept through 2022. “(A)s far as the Renewable Fuel Standard is concerned, there were certain promises that were made that extend out until 2022. And many people, you know, invested a lot of time, energy and …

ARF, Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFS

Is Cruz for or Against Ethanol?

Joanna Schroeder

In Iowa, presidential Republican candidates Donald Trump and Senator Ted Cruz are leading the polls, but the two are running close. One heated area of debate: renewable fuels. With Iowa the leading state for all things biofuels, voters want a president who will continue to support clean, renewable energy and rural economic development, something Trump as been a supporter and …

ARF, biofuels, Ethanol, politics, RFS

Prez Hopefuls Learn About Biofuels

Joanna Schroeder

The countdown to the Iowa caucuses brings us less than two months to voting day and 15 out of 16 Presidential nominee hopefuls have either visited a biofuels plant or met with America’s Renewable Future (ARF). Who is missing? Ted Cruz, who is under fire from ARF for his wishy-washy position on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Cruz’s political team …

ARF, Biodiesel, biofuels, Ethanol, politics, RFS

Cruz Asks ARF to Pull Down Ads

Joanna Schroeder

This week America’s Renewable Future (ARF) launched an ad campaign targeted at presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz, who they say is against the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The #RFS has been under fire for several years and on Monday, after reviewing more than 270,000 public comments, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the final volumes for 2014, 2015 and 2016. …

ARF, biofuels, Ethanol, politics, RFS

ARF Aims to Educate Iowans about Cruz

Joanna Schroeder

Iowans are about to see an aggressive education push aimed at Senator Ted Cruz regarding his opposition to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The campaign is sponsored by America’s Renewable Future (ARF) and includes a a grassroots constituency group coined, Farmers Against Cruz, and includes digital and radio ads along with direct mail. The ads highlight what ARF calls Cruz’s …

ARF, biofuels, Ethanol, RFS