Basse Expects China to Purchase Ethanol Soon

Cindy Zimmerman

Dan Basse of AgResource Company presented his 8th annual agricultural outlook American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) virtual CSS and Seed Expo this week. While 2020 was rough on the ethanol industry, Basse believes renewable fuels will benefit under a Biden administration. “I think initially they’ll try to lean green so I think it’s favorable for the U.S. ethanol industry,” he …

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Registration Open for 2021 National Ethanol Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

Registration is now open for the Renewable Fuels Association 26th annual National Ethanol Conference to be held in a fully digital format February 16-18. Early bird registration is being offered before January 19 for significant savings on a packed program that already comes at a lower rate compared to 2020’s event. “These rates for the National Ethanol Conference, along with …

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McKinney: China Needs to Buy More Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

China is lagging behind in its purchases of energy products under the Phase One agreement, but USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney says they could get there with more ethanol and distillers grains (DDGs). During a virtual appearance at the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) annual conference this week, McKinney updated attendees on ag trade with …

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EPA Misses 2021 RFS Deadline

Cindy Zimmerman

For the first time under the Trump administration, the Environmental Protection Agency missed the November 30 statutory deadline for publishing the final rule for next year’s Renewable Volume Obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In fact, EPA never even issued a proposed rule for the 2021 RVOs. “And even if a proposed rule was released today, it would be …

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Ethanol Report 11-25-20

Cindy Zimmerman

2020 has been the year of going virtual for meetings and conferences. In fact, one of the very last live, in-person events to be held this year was the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) 25th annual National Ethanol Conference in Houston. The 26th annual NEC however, will be an all digital format. Information about the conference can be found on the …

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ACE Pleased to Participate in Virtual NAFB

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) was pleased to be a sponsor and exhibitor for the second year in a row at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) virtual convention and trade talk. ACE CEO Brian Jennings discussed a number of topics with farm broadcasters, including possible scenarios for when the industry might finally see the Renewable Volume Obligations …

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RFA CEO Trade Talks with Farm Broadcasters

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) annual Trade Talk looked different last week than it has in the past, being virtual instead of live, but Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper still was able to do many interviews with farm broadcasters around the country. Cooper discussed topics such as how the ethanol industry fared in 2020 and …

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National Biodiesel Board Elects New Governing Board Virtually

Cindy Zimmerman

Members of the National Biodiesel Board members met virtually this week to elect new Governing Board leaders, and also met virtually with farm broadcasters to do interviews. NBB members voted to fill eight board member spots for two-year terms: Troy Alberts, Ag Processing Inc. Greg Anderson, Nebraska Soybean Board Tom Brooks, Western Dubuque Biodiesel, LLC Tim Keaveney, Lake Erie Biofuels …

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RFA Shares Good News for Ethanol in 2020

Cindy Zimmerman

There was more than enough bad news for the ethanol industry to go around this year, but there was still some good news as well. The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is offering that perspective to farm broadcasters this week at the virtual 2020 NAFB Convention Trade Talk. RFA Vice President of Industry Relations Robert White tells the good news about …

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NAFB Session Focuses on Ag and Energy

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) is holding its annual convention this week, and like everything else it is virtual. One of the newsmaker sessions on opening day of the convention focused on ethanol and biodiesel and “Agriculture’s Contributions to the Energy Market.” Carey Martin with Texas Farm Bureau Radio Network moderated the discussion with Tom Verry, Director of …

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