Ethanol Report from Commodity Classic

Cindy Zimmerman

Whether or not EPA can get to the finish line with a rule allowing year round sales of E15 before June 1 was a major topic of discussion last week, from hearings on Capitol Hill to the stage of the Commodity Classic in Orlando. First, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told the House Agriculture Committee that the rule would not be …

Audio, Commodity Classic, E15, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Ethanol Report, RFA

USDA Secretary Clarifies E15 Comments

Cindy Zimmerman

Two days before he appeared at the Commodity Classic last week, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told the House Agriculture Committee that rules allowing the use of E15 year round “probably will not be out for the driving season,” but he says newly confirmed EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler has “figured out” how to get it done by June 1. Perdue says …

Audio, Commodity Classic, E15, Ethanol, Ethanol News, USDA

Where’s the Content?

cindy zimmerman

ZimmComm had a crazy week of content creation – from Destin, Florida and the BASF Stoneville Legacy Club, to the Bayer AgVocacy Forum, the BASF Science Behind, and Commodity Classic in Orlando, and the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show in Memphis. If you are looking for it all, it’s being posted on the virtual newsroom for agriculture AgNewsWire. Sometimes we …

AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, AMVAC, BASF, Bayer, Commodity Classic, Farm & Gin Show, FMC

Secretary Sonny Shines at Commodity Classic

cindy zimmerman

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue visited the 2019 Commodity Classic Friday and addressed most of the major issues being discussed at the big annual meeting of corn, soybean, wheat and sorghum farmers. Perdue talked about the farm economy, farm bill implementation, ethanol, and a lot about trade. He also addressed many of the same issues during a press conference with the …

AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Audio, Commodity Classic, USDA

Commodity Classic Releases 2019 Schedule

cindy zimmerman

Less than eight months to go ’til Commodity Classic 2019 – time to start getting prepared! The tentative schedule for the show to be held February 28 through March 2 in Orlando, has been released and includes extended trade show hours, a full slate of educational sessions, and the Main Stage on the trade show floor returns with presentations from …

Ag group, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Commodity Classic

“Diesel Brothers” are Biodiesel Hit at #Classic18

Cindy Zimmerman

The DieselSellerz, stars of the Discovery Channel show “Diesel Brothers” were a big hit at the Commodity Classic last week as they unveiled their latest creation – a fully customized, biodiesel powered, Ford F550 Powerstroke diesel. The truck was built in partnership with the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council as a way to highlight biodiesel as a commercial fuel …

Biodiesel, Commodity Classic, NBB

Enogen® Premiums Will Top $100 Million in 2018

Cindy Zimmerman

For the past five years, Enogen® corn enzyme technology has given farmers the opportunity to be enzyme suppliers for participating ethanol plants and earn a per-bushel premium, and by the end of this year, Syngenta expects total premiums paid to Enogen corn growers to top $100 million. Syngenta made that announcement at the Commodity Classic last week. Chris Tingle, head …

Audio, Commodity Classic, corn, Enogen, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Syngenta

Perdue Answers RINs Question During Town Hall

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue held a town hall on the main stage in the Commodity Classic Trade Show Thursday and answered some questions from a few of the hundreds of farmers who gathered to watch and listen. Former National Corn Growers Association president Pam Johnson of Iowa wanted to know specifically if the secretary supported a cap on …

Audio, Commodity Classic, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFS, RINS, RVP, USDA

Perdue Pledges “Unequivocal” Support for RFS

Cindy Zimmerman

A lot of drama and speculation preceded the appearance of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue at Commodity Classic, thanks to some reports questioning his support for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), so he wasted no time in stating his “unequivocal” support for the law. “I have not and will not support any policies in this country that diminish the demand, undermine …

Audio, Commodity Classic, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFS, USDA

Soy Growers Honor Jobe for Service

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Soybean Association (ASA) recognized former National Biodiesel Board (NBB) CEO Joe Jobe with its Special Meritorious Service Award during the recent 2017 Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas. “Joe’s commitment and dedication helped build and grow a biodiesel industry that has benefited U.S. soybean farmers and many other agricultural stakeholders,” said ASA President Ron Moore, a soybean farmer …

Biodiesel, Commodity Classic, Soybeans