ZimmCast 621 – Ag Media Summit/IFAJ Congress Preview

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This week we have a preview of the upcoming 2019 Ag Media Summit and International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress in Minneapolis/Bloomington, Minnesota. This is the largest gathering of agriculture’s top writers, editors, photographers, publishers and communication specialists in the U.S. This year’s dates are July 26-31 for the Congress with AMS overlapping on July 27-31. The last time the …

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Ethanol Report on 2020 RVO Proposal

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday issued proposed volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard program for calendar year 2020, with a total renewable fuel volume of 20.04 billion gallons, of which 5.04 billion gallons are advanced biofuel, including 540 million gallons of cellulosic biofuel. That leaves the 15-billion-gallon requirement for conventional renewable fuels like corn ethanol unchanged from 2019. …

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ACE Conference Agenda Highlights

Cindy Zimmerman

The agenda for the 2019 American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) annual conference in Omaha, Nebraska, August 14-16 has what it takes to focus of the major issues facing the industry. Newly appointed President and CEO of the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) Ryan LeGrand will start it off with a keynote address following a welcome from Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts and …

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USDA Corn Acreage Report Surprises

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With all the weather-related planting delays we’ve had, USDA’s Acreage report out Friday was a big surprise to the trade with corn acres estimated to be three percent higher than last year. At the same time, soybean acres are estimated to be the lowest in six years. Corn planted area for all purposes in 2019 is estimated at 91.7 million …

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Senators Urge EPA To Update Ethanol Science To Improve Trade

Cindy Zimmerman

Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL), with a bipartisan group of senators sent a letter this week urging the EPA to update an outdated environmental analysis on ethanol in order to improve foreign sales opportunities. Peer-reviewed science conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has affirmed U.S. ethanol lowers greenhouse gas emissions between 39 to 43 percent …

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Ethanol Report on 2019 Crappie Masters

Cindy Zimmerman

With retail sales of E15, or 15% ethanol, now approved in the summer months, some oil industry-backed organizations are issuing dire warnings about damage to boat engines – but E15 is clearly labeled as NOT approved for marine use. However – 10 percent ethanol is perfectly fine and the Crappie Masters Tournament Trail has been educating boaters about ethanol use …

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Renewable Fuels Association Features E85 Can-Am Conversion

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During the Fuel Ethanol Workshop (FEW) this year the Renewable Fuels Association featured a racing Can-Am X3 (2018 model) which has been converted to running on E85. This beautiful vehicle wrapped with the RFA’s “Fueled With Pride” image, has been racing this season. The extra horsepower provided by the E85 fuel has provided a performance boost as you’ll hear RFA’s …

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ZimmCast 619 – President Trump’s Visit to Ethanol Plant

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In this week’s program you will hear from industry attendees to President Trump’s visit to Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy (SIRE) in Council Bluffs, IA. Included in the program are: Mike Jerke, CEO, SIRE Craig Floss, President/CEO, Iowa Corn Growers Mike Naig, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Kevin Ross, farmer and 1st VP, NCGA Monte Shaw, Executive Director, IRFA Geoff Cooper, President/CEO, …

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Ethanol Report on Presidential Visit

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association was thrilled to host President Donald J. Trump as he visited the Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy (SIRE) ethanol plant in Council Bluffs, Iowa on June 11 to celebrate year round sales of E15 (15% ethanol). This Ethanol Report podcast includes some of the president’s remarks at the plant and interviews with RFA CEO Geoff Cooper, SIRE …

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Growth Energy: American Drivers Reach E15 Milestone

Carrie Muehling

Just after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced approval of year-round sales of E15, Growth Energy recognized that United States drivers have now logged 10 billion miles on the road using the E15 blend. Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor was among many who attended President Trump’s visit to Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy (SIRE). “This is a great day for Iowans,” …

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