RFA Chairman Pumps Fuel for Bikers

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Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) chairman Mick Henderson was a long way from his old Kentucky home this week, pumping 93 octane 10 percent ethanol fuel for bikers at the Buffalo Chip Campground for the 77th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, SD. “Back in Kentucky you might say that bourbon is the place to put your corn, but we drink the …

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USDA Forecast Optimistic Despite Conditions

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U.S. farmers are expected to produce a record-high soybean crop this year, according to USDA’s August Crop Production report released Thursday. Soybean production is forecast at 4.38 billion bushels, up two percent from last year, while corn growers are expected to decrease their production by seven percent from last year, forecast at 14.2 billion bushels. Soybean yields are expected to …

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PERC Announces New Propane Farm Incentive Program

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If you’ve been thinking about switching to propane, now is the time, says Cinch Munson, director of agriculture business development at the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC).  The Propane Farm Incentive program has been newly revised, taking it from a two-step process to one-step where farmers receive their application packet from the dealer when they purchase a piece of …

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RFA Sponsors Charitable Legends Ride

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The Sturgis Buffalo Chip Legends Ride celebrated 10 years of getting bikers together for a ride in the Black Hills while supporting the Black Hills Special Olympics and other charities, donating nearly half a million dollars in the past decade. The Renewable Fuels Association helped to sponsor this year’s anniversary ride, and also donated $500 of free fuel to Black …

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Sturgis Bikers Have New E10 Fueling Station

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For the first time this year, motorcycle enthusiasts staying at the Buffalo Chip Campground for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally have a place to buy 93 octane, 10 percent ethanol fuel as they head out for a ride in the Black Hills. “It’s like jet fuel for your bike,” said Buffalo Chip owner Rod Woodruff. “It’s on your way out of …

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USDA Getting #BackToOurRoots

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Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has been on a five-state “Back to Our Roots” Tour to gather input on the 2018 Farm Bill, meeting with farmers, ranchers, foresters, producers, students, governors, USDA employees, and other stakeholders. This is the first of two RV tours the secretary will undertake this summer. This first RV Tour features stops in five states: Wisconsin, Minnesota, …

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Ethanol Report on EPA Hearing and Court Decision

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Last week’s court decision on what EPA can consider when setting volume obligations for biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard was still fresh in mind as the industry provided feedback on the agency’s most recent proposals for next year during a public hearing in Washington D.C. this week. In this edition of The Ethanol Report podcast, Renewable Fuels Association president …

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Strong Biodiesel Turnout at EPA Hearing

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The biodiesel industry turned out in force Tuesday to advocate for higher volumes of advanced biofuels and biomass-based diesel. National Biodiesel Board CEO Donnell Rehagen says the EPA proposal would maintain the minimum required biomass-based diesel volumes at 2.1 billion gallons for 2019 but decrease the 2018 RFS for advanced biofuels to 4.24 billion gallons. “That’s our sweet spot,” said …

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Governors Testify at EPA RFS Hearing

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Over 140 witnesses provided feedback to the Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday on the agency’s recent proposed volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), including Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts, who both urged EPA to reconsider the advanced biofuels and cellulosic ethanol levels. “When you’re talking about the advanced biofuels, I think it’s a mistake to …

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